Husband and Wife Dead After Van Crashes Through Amherst Restaurant

by emallernee | September 19th, 2011

September 19, 2011

A minivan crashed through a burger joint in Amherst, New York, on the night of Saturday, September 17, killing two patrons inside and injuring two others.

The Buffalo News reports that the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. at Cheeburger Cheeburger, located at 1593 Niagra Falls Boulevard.

A 74-year-old female driver from the Town of Tonawanda was reportedly trying to park in front of the restaurant when she suddenly accelerated, jumped a curb, and crashed through the restaurant’s glass front.

The car pinned a Danville married couple against the wall of the restaurant. The 56-year-old husband was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, where he was pronounced dead that night. His 52-year-old wife died at Erie County Medical Center late the following morning.

Their 13-year-old son and a 20-year-old waitress were also struck during the crash.

The son was taken to Erie County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The waitress was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital with minor injuries.

Neither the van’s driver nor her passenger were hurt in the accident.

“I heard the glass shatter and saw dust,” said witness Bonnie Kane to a Buffalo News reporter. “Oh, my God, this is unbelievable to see this.”

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