No Charges Laid After Car Crashes Into Restaurant

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

Just before 4 ‘oclock Monday afternoon, first responders were called to the Pasta Shelf restaurant at Bath Road and McEwen Drive.

Cst. Joshua Brimble/ Traffic Unit, Kingston Police Force:
“A Subaru had driven through the front windows, causing extensive damage but luckily no one was hurt.”

CKWS obtained security footage of the crash…from inside the restaurant, which shows just how close it was to ending tragically.
A group of women are about to walk into the restaurant when the car plows into the building, just barely missing one of them.

Cst. Joshua Brimble:
“It could have been much worse.
It is a very serious collision, as you can see the damage is extensive and the vehicle mounted the curb and went directly into the restaurant… almost going directly through the restaurant. Luckily, it did come to a stop before proceeding through.”

Officers say they will not be charging the elderly woman who was behind the wheel.

Cst. Joshua Brimble:
“Based on a collision like this..because it happened on private property, she did stay. She was actually stuck in the vehicle, and the firefighters had to get her out.
So, there won’t be any charges laid.
In collisions like this, we can actually send an application to the Ministry of Transportation for a review of the Driver’s License… where they will take a look at the driver’s license, and the person’s past history and see if the person’s license should be revoked or pulled.”

The owner of the Pasta Shelf did not want to comment on the incident, but says he’s planning to reopen as soon as possible.
Callie Warren, CKWS News, Kingston

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