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Multiple injuries reported after vehicle crashes into Tampa Waffle House

A total of five people, including a child, were transported to Tampa hospitals for their injuries.
Five people were injured, including a child that was seriously injured and transported as a trauma alert after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant on Sunday in Tampa.
Five people were injured, including a child that was seriously injured and transported as a trauma alert after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant on Sunday in Tampa. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Aug. 8
Updated Aug. 9

TAMPA — Five people were taken to Tampa hospitals, including a child, after the driver of a pickup truck ran into a Waffle House restaurant Sunday, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

At about 2:10 p.m., Tampa Fire Rescue responded to the Waffle House at 3009 W Columbus Dr. First responders found a pickup truck had crashed into the restaurant, coming to a stop inside the Waffle House.

The driver was trying to park the pickup on the west side of the Waffle House. While pulling into the lot, he pressed on the gas pedal instead of the brake. This caused the man to drive his truck into the the building. The vehicle came to a stop inside the occupied restaurant, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

One adult and one child were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Three other adults were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The names and ages of the people injured were not released.

Five people were injured, including a child that was seriously injured and transported as a trauma alert after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant in Tampa.
Five people were injured, including a child that was seriously injured and transported as a trauma alert after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant in Tampa. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
A sippy cup is in the wreckage after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant in Tampa.
A sippy cup is in the wreckage after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant in Tampa. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
The truck was there hours later.
The truck was there hours later. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Five people were injured, including a child that was seriously injured and transported as a trauma alert after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant in Tampa.
Five people were injured, including a child that was seriously injured and transported as a trauma alert after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant in Tampa. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]