Fourteen people were injured when car crashed into an Irish pub, causing building to catch fire in Arlington Court District on Friday night.
Medics took eight people to hospitals and four of According to Arlington County Police in Virginia, they were badly injured. According to police, the remaining four patients have injuries that are not life-threatening. Doctors treated six Another people at the scene of the incident, they are all right, — said the police.
A photo of scene in the Four Courts of Ireland show gaping hole in front of in building with clouds of pouring smoke out.
representative for in fire The department said crash occurred around 6:45 pm and firefighters arrived at the pub to find it engulfed in flame. AT fire has since faded fire department said.
Mary Reilly, waitress at the Irish pub Four Courts. in Arlington, Virginia describes moments when car crashed into restaurant Friday evening.
“I was just talking to some regulars who come in and I heard a roar. We all heard the bang, bang, so I just turned around and saw all the wreckage approaching back of bar. So it was just pure panic,” pub waitress Mary Reilly told News4. just pure panic. ‘All out in backall out in back.’ That’s what it was. Just panic.”
Reilly said she didn’t see car all the way from where she was, and she saw smoke and debris.
“I thought that all place was just explode,” she said.
Reilly said she believes amount of people it would be worse for the injured if there were more people in the bar, as is usually the case on Friday evening.
“It’s grace of God we weren’t busy tonight. Of course, the waiters, bartenders complain that we are not served. busybut we usually packed. The top lane where car usually overcrowded,” she said.
it’s too early know Why car crashed into building or degree of Structural damage to the pub, according to a spokesperson. While it is not clear what direction in car traveled before crash, restaurant sitting at the crossroads with N. Courthouse Road, ending at Wilson Boulevard.
More than an hour after the crash of Firefighters, paramedics and police were still on the scene.
The Four Courts of Ireland is a popular place for football fans and quizzes at the bar also stock crowds.
The pub was around for 20 years, according to him website. He asked in tweet to “keep all the wounded in your thoughts and prayers.
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