Pottstown restaurant crash investigation

April 20, 2009 3:29:31 PM PDT
It was a close call for the family who owns the small restaurant as their two children were sitting out on the curb just feet from where the truck crashed into the business.Police in Pottstown are investigating what caused a truck to crash into a restaurant injuring several people Sunday evening.

"Yes if can sleeping my mind going thinking of customers," said Sing Zhag Weng, who is the co-owner of the restaurant.

The buffet co-owner was in tears, she could not sleep Sunday night worried about her injured customers and beside herself that she can not find out the extent of their injuries.

"She keeps going 'are the people okay, are the people okay' we're actually going to take a trip to the hospital to see what we can find out," said Denise Pede.

During dinner time Sunday evening the King Buffet was crowded, then in roars a pick-up truck sending people, glass and furniture flying.

"They was crying and everybody but it was so smoky you couldn't see anything, I was the second person in there we was looking for a child, a girl was cr4ying about her baby so we was looking for the child right of the bat," said Wendall Hall.

Police said the 14 people injured some were quickly treated and released; four including 2 children were flown to hospitals in Reading, Philadelphia and Allentown.

The driver is said to be 53-year-old Timothy Dunning of Kings Street in Pottstown. His wife and family members declined to talk on Monday.

As for any possible charges police say the investigation is on-going.

"We have a reconstruction team that's designed to work with accidents they are involved, also our detective division is following up leads at the hospital. At this point it's only preliminary so it would be hard to guess exactly," said Captain F. Richard Drumheller.

The captain said the driver told them last night he has a seizure condition that he does have medical treatment for. The driver does have a valid driver's license.

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