6 injured after car plows into east Oahu restaurant

Updated: Sep. 23, 2017 at 8:13 PM HST
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HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Six people were taken to the hospital in stable condition after a car plowed through an east Oahu restaurant Saturday afternoon.

It happened just after 4 p.m. at Paina Cafe at Koko Marina Center.

Witnesses said an elderly woman driving a silver Honda Accord hit at least two other vehicles in the parking lot before she smashed through the front of the restaurant, as customers dined inside.

"She went as fast as she could right through the same stall and all the way into the back of the shop," witness Jane Fee said.

"I saw one guy grab a baby up off the ground and I just saw a girl up against the wall, so I jumped up on the counter top which was right next to the car. When she (the driver) started backing up again I told her just stop."

Glass, debris, broken furniture and spots of blood were all that was left inside the cafe once the car was towed around 5:30 p.m.

Witnesses said the driver walked away unharmed, but appeared to be shaken up.

The extent of the injuries for the six people taken to the hospital are unknown at this time.

HPD is continuing its investigation into what led up to the accident.

Paina Cafe will remain closed until further notice.

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