Rescue personnel examine the damage inside the Little Greek Restaurant in unincorporated Seminole the afternoon of Sept. 19. The restaurant opened Sept. 3. The driver of the car that smashed through the plate glass window, injuring two people, was cited for careless driving.
SEMINOLE – A red sedan crashed into the front of the new Little Greek Restaurant in unincorporated Seminole the afternoon of Sept. 19.
Seminole Fire Rescue responded to the restaurant at 10801 Starkey Road at around 1:23 p.m. where two people were reportedly injured. They were transported to local hospitals for further medical evaluations, Seminole Fire Rescue personnel reported.
The young female driver of the sedan appeared to be shaken, but was not injured, according to an eyewitness.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Sunstar paramedics along with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.
Deputies investigating the crash report that Tracy M. Bayes, 24, of Seminole was attempting to park her 2000 Toyota Camry when she lost control of her vehicle, drove over the sidewalk and through the front plate glass window striking two customers.
The injured customers are Geraldine Coons, 42, and Christopher Coons, 53, both of Seminole. Deputies confirmed that Bayes was not injured
Deputies said alcohol was not involved in the crash. Bayes was cited for careless driving.
The Little Greek Restaurant opened its doors Sept. 3, taking the place of another Greek restaurant, Mo’Ziki. The Seminole franchise is the 11th to open in Tampa Bay.