Driver Slams Into Outdoor Diners in San Jose, 9 Injured, 2 Critically

October 11, 2020

A 69-year-old driver slammed his vehicle into an outdoor dining area at Grand Century Plaza, sending nine people to the hospital with two suffering “life-threatening” injuries on Sunday, October 11, according to CBS SF BayArea.

“Indications are the elderly male may have been in medical distress prior to the collision,” San Jose tweeted.

Nine people altogether, including the elderly driver of the 2000 Toyota 4-Runner, suffered injuries ranging from “major to minor,” when the elderly driver accidentally accelerated while trying to park. He plowed his vehicle into the outdoor tables at Dynasty Chinese seafood restaurant at 1001 Story Road, reports CBS SF BayArea.

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⚠️ Caution ⚠️ this video is hard to watch. This was my fear when outdoor dining gained in popularity. ⠀ It’s from viewer Tony Pham who witnessed a truck plow into a group of diners at the Grand Century Mall in San Jose today. ⠀ Multiple people were injured and several people tell me the driver is an elderly man who lost control. ⠀ ⠀ #covid #covid19 #outdoordining #sanjose #southbay #mall #bayarea #bayareafood #scary #breaking #coronavirus #outdoors

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The victims are three women and five men.

Driver of the Toyota 4-Runner. Image via Jackfroot

Police are looking for witnesses or anyone else with information on this accident to police Detective Matt Templeman at (408) 277-4654.

Feature Screenshots Tony Pham (Facebook)

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