SUV crashes into eatery’s gift shop
A 70-year-old woman who was meeting her sister for lunch “blacked out” and barreled through the side of the Cracker Barrel restaurant in west Little Rock about midday Wednesday, police say.
The Arkansas woman was driving a dark red Honda CRV in the parking lot of the restaurant at 2618 S. Shackleford Road, spokesman officer Steve Moore said.
As she pulled into a parking space around 11:45 a.m., she “blacked out” from a medical issue and drove through the northern wall of the building, he said.
The SUV rammed the gift shop portion of the store, not the more-populated dining room, and no one was hurt, Moore said. The vehicle took down an exit door and panels of siding around it.
The driver, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital to be checked out, he said. She was the only person in the SUV at the time of the crash.
After the crash, onlookers snapped photos as employees maneuvered around the knocked-over shelves and scattered toys.