Car plows into Oakland Park restaurant

M&S Best Tropical Restaurant badly damaged after crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A popular Haitian restaurant was forced to close its doors for the day Tuesday after a car plowed through the dining area.

The vehicle crashed into the M&S Best Tropical Restaurant at the corner of Northeast 38th Street and Andrews Avenue in Oakland Park, sending it completely into the restaurant.

The driver parked his car facing out, hit reverse by mistake and ended up inside the restaurant.

"He backed up. He went flying," said one witness.

Surveillance video captured the car as it came to stop near the back of the business. The vehicle's headlights were barely visible from Sky 10 HD.

Solange Sieantil, who was cooking breakfast at the time and was about to open the restaurant, said the driver was an elderly man.

"I didn't say anything to him except 'who are you and why did you come here?'" Sieantil told Local 10's Carlos Suarez.

The driver and a woman passenger were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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