Truck crashes into restaurant in Greenville, driver hospitalized


GREENIVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A man was taken to the hospital after he drove his truck into the Carolina Drive In in Greenville, according to Police.

It happened Friday afternoon off of Rutherford St.

Employees said the man drove straight through their front door.

“I was inside, I had just gone on my lunch break actually, and I went to sit down and I heard a loud crash and glass shattering,” explained George Skenteris, a family restaurant owner. “I ran behind the counter and picked up the phone and called 911.”

When 7 News crews arrived, glass was seen shattered all around the front doorway.

“There’s nothing salvageable here,” explained Sam Brown, an employee at Abrams Flat Glass tasked with replacing the door.  “I’m just amazed it’s only the storefront that’s damaged with this amount of damage we’re looking at.”

According to restaurant employees, the driver was found in his truck unconscious.

Skenteris said a waitress who was trained in CPR, tried to jump in and assist the driver until help arrived to take him to the hospital.

While a scary situation for the restaurant workers, Skenteris assured they were just thankful that no one was in the doorway at the time it happened.

“I’m just thankful, counting our blessings. Thankful that everyone was okay and that no one was more seriously injured,” he said.

Greenville Police are investigating the cause of the crash, and as of 4:30 on Friday, the extent of the driver’s injuries were unknown.

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