Man hurt when car crashes through Pittsburgh restaurant window
One person was cut by flying glass and had to be rushed to a hospital Saturday afternoon when a car crashed through the front window of Wiggy’s restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Oakwood neighborhood.
The driver of a white Honda Civic jumped the curb from a parking space and smashed through the window of the restaurant on Noblestown Road in the Noble Manor Shopping Center, co-owner Linda Meyer said.
A man sitting with a party of six at the front table suffered a severe cut to his left leg. A passing nurse helped him until medics arrived, said Meyer’s husband, restaurant co-owner Greg Meyer.
“I was filling up the ice machine when the whole building went ‘poof’ and rattled,” Linda Meyer said.
“It was like an explosion,” her husband said.
The injured man was at a table with his wife and children, who escaped unharmed. There were about eight people in the small restaurant at the time for a 50-cent wing special.
The victim was in stable condition Saturday afternoon, and the cause of the crash was under investigation, Pittsburgh Public Safety Spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. No charges have been filed, she said.
The Meyers said they contacted their landlord to board up the broken plate glass and repair the half-wall below it.
They plan to reopen the eatery as soon as possible.
Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. He can be reached at [email protected] or 412-380-5625.