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Posted at 3:13 PM ET, 06/25/2010

3 injured when car hits restaurant

By Washington Post editors

Prince George's County Fire and EMS say three people were injured when a vehicle crashed through the front of a Vietnamese restaurant in Beltsville on Friday afternoon.

About two dozen patrons and employees were in the PHO 88 restaurant in the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center about 12:30 p.m. when a motorist drove a Honda Pilot SUV through the brick and glass front, said Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady in a news release.

Three patrons, men in their 30s, sustained minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital. Two women who were in the Honda were not injured, Brady said.

The restaurant, at 10478 Baltimore Ave., sustained significant damage. A building inspector declared it uninhabitable.

Mike Woo, the restaurant’s owner, shook his head as construction workers cleaned up after the accident. His popular beef and noodle soup eatery was named by Washingtonian Magazine as a 2010 Best Bargain.

-- Hamil R. Harris


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Stay with as this story develops.

-- Hamil R. Harris

By Washington Post editors  | June 25, 2010; 3:13 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Two women who were in the Honda were not injured, Brady said.
Of course they weren't. Only the people the driver mowed down were injured.

WaPo probably won't follow up on the story but chances are great that driver was an old crone too senile or too stupid to know the difference between the brake and the accelerator.

Posted by: checkered1 | June 25, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm betting the driver was on a cellphone . . .

Posted by: 7900rmc | June 25, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

The headline says this was a Virginia restaurant. The last time I ate there it was in Prince George's County. This website needs to verify its postings before the public finds more simple errors.

Posted by: warrene5 | June 25, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Pho 88 of Beltsville is by far the best pho joint in the area...hope they get back in business soon!

Posted by: thebossman | June 26, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

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