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Car Crashes into Front of Central Michel Richard Building (Updated)

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

A car jumped the curb and crashed into the building that holds Central Michel Richard last night, causing four people to be injured.

D.C. police Tweeted last night: "A single vehicle struck a Bldg. at 1100 Penn. Ave NW. PT sustained head trauma (non-life threatening at this time." The crash occurred between 6 and 6:30, causing street closures for about an hour.

The Washington Post followed up with a Central manager last night, who said no diners inside the restaurant were injured.

Update: It was unclear whether the injured people outside were diners, according to the Post report, though some eyewitnesses Tweeted that they were patio diners. A report from WTOP stated that one of those injured was a child, and at least one of those injured was on the patio at the time of the crash.

The accident caused a mess and some damage to the patio and restaurant, but Central remained open for service, letting customers in a side street entrance. Eater has reached out to a spokeswoman to check on damage estimates.
· DC Police Department [Twitter]
· Car Slams into Outdoor Cafe, Sends 4 to Hospital [WTOP]
· Car Smashes into Downtown Building [WaPo]

[Photo: Central]


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 Visit Website

Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC