Car Crashes Into Outdoor Seating Area [GALLERY]

By: Lanetra Bennett
March 31, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - An SUV smashes into the outdoor seating area of a restaurant on one of Tallahassee's busiest streets.

The older model Jeep Cherokee plunged into tables right in front of Gumby's Pizza on a strip of restaurants on West Tennessee Street.

The driver was still behind the wheel when we arrived on scene around 1:00 this afternoon. The woman told WCTV that her brakes gave out. She said she ran through three red lights before swerving and running into the seating area.

Several people were eating outside in the area at the time. Some of them described what they saw: "We were sitting right here. I heard the tires and she was right in front of us as she was spinning out of control. It was like she kind of kept speeding up and then just crashed into the tables. We thought that she was going to just keep coming this way. We kind of started to get up to run because we didn't know if she was going to crash into the building. But, luckily those tables were there. Thank God nobody got hurt."

The driver says that she was not injured, only shaken up. She says she'd just gotten new brakes on her jeep.

By: Lanetra Bennett
March 31, 2014, 2pm

A woman says she was on her way to a 2 p.m. doctor's appointment when the brakes went out in her SUV.

The driver said she drove through three red lights and eventually crashed into the seating area in front of Gumby's on Tennessee Street.

No injuries have been reported, and the driver says she's only shaken up.

All traffic lanes are open.

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