Car hits Uncle Bill’s creperie, injuring four people in southern Saint-Louis
A vehicle crashed into Uncle Bill’s Pancake House in the early afternoon, injuring four people. The incident, which was first reported by KSDK, involved a white Dodge Challenger crashing into the northwest side of the building near the intersection of South Kingshighway Boulevard and Potomac Street.
The collision left a hole in the building. Along with several police vehicles, a flatbed truck arrived to clear the vehicle from the scene around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was dispatched to the longtime South St. Louis restaurant at 12:31 pm to respond to an “accident with injury”. A spokesperson for the department said the SMU had been called, but no further information on the circumstances that led to the crash is available at this time.
The St. Louis Fire Department reports that the driver of the Dodge Challenger and a waitress from Uncle Bill’s were taken to hospital via EMS with serious injuries, but not life-threatening. Two restaurant patrons self-transported for medical treatment.
This is the second time a car has crashed at a restaurant in southern St. Louis in the past 24 hours. At 4:16 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, police responded to an incident in which a Kia Sportage struck the popular South Grand ice cream shop, Tower Grove Creamery. The driver, a 56-year-old female, suffered no apparent injuries and no one was taken to hospital. No further details about the incident are available.
Times by the river has contacted Uncle Bill’s Pancake House and will update this post as more information becomes available.
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