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23 people injured as car plows into Denny's near Houston

The SUV's driver wasn't hurt, police said.
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/ Source: The Associated Press

ROSENBERG, Texas — A driver plowed through a wall of a busy East Texas restaurant, injuring 23 people.

Police in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg said a man crashed his SUV into a Denny’s restaurant just off the highway late Monday morning. The vehicle slammed into the restaurant’s south wall, leaving patrons with injuries ranging from minor cuts to “severe injuries” that don’t appear to be life-threatening, police said in a statement. Victims were 12 to 60 years old.

Police tape in front of a Denny's restaurant after a vehicle crashed into it in Rosenberg, Texas
Police tape in front of a Denny's restaurant in Rosenberg, Texas, after a vehicle crashed into it Monday.Rosenberg Police Department via AP

The driver of the SUV was not injured, police said. The cause of the crash was not immediately released.

Video of the aftermath shows a red vehicle fully inside the restaurant, with the wall and windows around it demolished.