SUV crashes into eatery’s gift shop

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - EMMA PETTIT

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.

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