Three hurt when pickup crashes into Big Rock Cafe

SHARE Three hurt when pickup crashes into Big Rock Cafe
SHARE Three hurt when pickup crashes into Big Rock Cafe

Three people were hurt when the driver of a pickup truck accidentally plowed into a cafe Thursday afternoon in west suburban Big Rock.

The 71-year-old driver of a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup pulled into the parking lot of the Big Rock Cafe at 103 W. Galena St. in Big Rock about 1 p.m. and hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, according to a statement from the Kane County sheriff’s office.

The pickup crashed into the side of the building and partially entered the kitchen before coming to a stop, according to the statement.

Two employees who were in the kitchen and the driver of the pickup were hurt, according to the statement.

One of the employees, a 51-year-old man, and the driver were taken to an Aurora hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The other employee, a 39-year-old man, was treated and released at the scene.

Three customers in the cafe were not hurt.

The 71-year-old driver of the pickup was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to the statement. It does not appear drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The Big Rock Cafe will be closed until further notice.

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