Eight injured after SUV slams into Chicago restaurant

Eight people were hospitalized after an SUV jumped the curve and slammed into a restaurant’s outdoor seating area, the Chicago Breaking News Center reported.

The Chicago accident happened outside Petterino’s Restaurant on North Dearborn Street. The vehicle was northbound on Dearborn when it made a wide turn and hit people eating outside. It’s the third time the restaurant has been struck by a vehicle in little more than a year.

We reported last April on our Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog that the restaurant was damaged after an Ace taxicab crashed into it shortly after lunch. Nobody in the restaurant was hurt during that incident although passengers in the cab suffered injuries. Police reported that accident happened when the cab swerved to avoid another vehicle and lost control. The restaurant was struck again on May 20.

While no one was seriously injured in those accidents, Wednesday’s accident sent two people to the hospital in serious-to-critical condition. Two others were listed in fair-to-serious condition and four were in fair-to-good condition, according to police.

These accidents are a fairly common occurrence in the Chicago area. In July, we reported an accident involving a vehicle that crashed through the front of a Curves Fitness Center. Customers who are injured in an accident on business property should contact a Chicago injury attorney to discuss their rights.

The Southtown Star reported that one or more Chicago pedestrians were also injured in the accident.