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Caught on Camera: Woman plows through Bolton restaurant

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The owners of a Subway Restaurant said a woman crashed through the front of their business on Tuesday. (YouTube photo) The owners of a Subway Restaurant said a woman crashed through the front of their business on Tuesday. (YouTube photo)
BOLTON, CT (WFSB) -

A man was forced to jump out of the way right before a car crashed through a restaurant in Bolton during lunch time on Tuesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, crews were working to repair the damage left behind at the Subway restaurant on Boston Turnpike.  

"The wall came down. The front door came down and business came to a stop," owner Jennifer Sulliman said. 

State police confirmed that the car crashed right into the front of the Subway. 

"When I first looked at it I didn’t know  what was happening," store manager Joanna Snyder said.  

Security footage shows the 56-year-old woman backing out of a parking space then suddenly driving forward through the front wall of the business. The video was posted to the website YouTube.

"A woman was backing out of the parking lot," Sulliman said. "I believe she hit the pole, panicked and through the car into drive." 

"She popped her head out the window. She seemed confused. She didn’t really know what had happened. She seemed fine and got out of the car," Snyder said. "There was a passenger in the car. He got out of the car too. I think they were both fine." 

The owners said no one was hurt, but people waiting in line at the restaurant were almost hit.

"Luckily, we weren’t too busy that day because it was dark and rainy," Snyder said. 

A tow truck had to be brought in to remove the car. 

Crews spent much of the day repairing the wall and replacing the door that was destroyed.  

"We have a temporary door up so we’re going to get the store back up and running," Sulliman said. "I think everybody was just thankful nobody got hurt."

The restaurant was open on Wednesday, but it will take a couple of days to fully repair the damage. 

The driver has not been charged.

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