News: Driver injured after crashing into Wesley Chapel restaurant


WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a vehicle crashed into a restaurant in Pasco County Friday morning, WTSP reports.

The accident happened at Panera Bread at the Shoppes at Wiregrass on Willet Way in Wesley Chapel.  According to the FHP, a man lost control of a Kia Rio while driving east on State Road 56 shortly before 7 a.m.  The vehicle crossed the median into the westbound lanes, entered the Panera parking lot, struck a parked car and then slammed into the building.

The car caught fire but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and come to the driver’s aid.  The driver, a 36-year-old Georgia man, was hospitalized with minor injuries.  No other injuries were reported.

There was no word on what led to the accident.

If you were injured or a loved one was hurt or killed in a Florida automobile collision that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your sufferings or loss.  At Whittel & Melton, our Pasco County car accident lawyers will fight hard on your behalf to get you the money you are entitled to after an unfortunate crash. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

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