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15 hurt after ridesharing driver crashes into Virginia restaurant and sparks fire

At least 15 people injured, according to authorities, after vehicle crashed into an Irish pub in Arlington, Virginia, Friday night, called fire in process.

The Arlington Police Department said on Saturday that ridesharing driver, with passenger in his car off road and crashed into restaurant around 6:45 pm Friday. Video obtained by CBS News shows flames and puffs of smoke from the Irish pub Four Courts, which is located in Arlington Courthouse District.

The police raised on Saturday injury from 14 to 15, confirming that total of nine people were hospitalized. Two of those were still in critical condition, and a third was in severe condition. Another six were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, including driver and a passenger,” the police said.

six others people were processed and released to the scene on Friday.

After Arlington County fire crews extinguished the blaze, engineers determined that building was “structurally sound but cannot be re-occupied”, fire department said.

AT cause of in crash remains under “active investigation” because “the detectives continue review testify and speak with witnesses to determine events what preceded crash”, police said on Saturday.

“Please keep all the wounded in your thoughts and prayers”, Irish pub Four Courts tweeted Friday. Thanks @ArlingtonVaPD and @ArlingtonVaFD for their quick response. We are devastated.”

Car crashes into restaurant in    Arlington, sparks fire
On the stage of where vehicle crashed into restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. August 12, 2022

Mira Hougen/LOCAL NEWS X/TMX


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Tyler Hromadka
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