Police: Distracted driver slams into restaurant in east Houston

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Employees at a restaurant in east Houston will be cleaning up a mess left behind by an out-of control driver overnight.

A truck crashed into the business located along the East Freeway and Avenue C. Police say a woman heading east on I-10 reached for a bag, causing her to drive off the freeway.

Her pickup truck crashed through a utility box and then slammed into the restaurant. The driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

The restaurant was closed at the time. No other injuries were reported.

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