Security cameras rolled as a pickup truck crashed into a Minnesota bar on Wednesday afternoon, pinning five patrons between its front bumper and the bar itself.
The 51-year-old driver apparently suffered a diabetic reaction when she lost control.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” bartender Pat Sazenski told the Duluth News-Tribune. “The wall exploded, the truck came in.”
Amazingly, there were no fatalities at Gordie’s Place in Little Canada, although two people are in hospital with serious injuries.
As security video begins, patrons are idly chatting; then, in an instant, they disappear behind the rubble.
One man is visible and remains unable to free himself.
“I couldn’t believe there were still people between the truck and the bar, honestly,” Jim Cossack, whose dad Tom owns the bar, told MSNBC.
He used a Bobcat to help free the truck and allow most of the patrons to escape.
The driver jumped the curb and knocked over a power pole before slamming into the bar about 1:30 p.m.
In all, five people were hurt.
“The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Little Canada Road when it crossed the westbound lanes, knocking over a power pole, crashing through the outside wall of the building, and coming to rest inside of the building,” a police news release said.
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