UPDATE: Van Crashes into Columbia Hardee's

7 years 9 months 20 hours ago Friday, August 19 2011 Aug 19, 2011 Friday, August 19, 2011 6:35:00 AM CDT August 19, 2011 in News
By: Matt Evans

COLUMBIA - Customers at a Hardee's on Paris Road Friday morning were curious about a plywood wall they had never seen before.  The wall was used to patch up a hole left by a blue van that plowed through the drive-through window at around 9 p.m. Thursday.  According to Columbia Police, the driver said he saw something run in front of him and he panicked.  Instead of hitting the brakes, the driver hit the gas and crashed into the restaurant.

No one was injured, but the building took some major damage.  A manager at the scene said the drive-through will be closed for a couple of days, but crews will begin working on a temporary drive-through Friday.  The lobby will be open during the normal hours.

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