When you go out to a restaurant, the last thing you are thinking about is how safe you are sitting at any of the tables. Unfortunately, breakfast was delayed this morning after a car crash sent five people to the emergency room.

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At around 10:10 am Thursday morning multiple 911 calls were made to the Winneshiek County communications center after a car drove into the side of a restaurant.

The Decorah Police Department did an investigation into the crash and found that 86-year-old Laura Boice of Decorah was driving a 2013 Ford Expedition when she crashed into the Family Table Restaurant.

Family Table Restaurant via Google Maps
Family Table Restaurant via Google Maps

The crash happened as Boice was driving into a parking spot on the South side of the restaurant. As Boice was pulling into the spot, she failed to stop her vehicle.

This sent her car through the side of the restaurant. Half of her vehicle lay inside the restaurant, injuring multiple patrons.

Five people were sent to the Winneshiek County emergency room. According to the Decorah Police Department, all five sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

While her car was lodged into the side of the building, Boice was freed from her vehicle by the Decorah Fire Department. Boice sustained no injuries from the accident.

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The Decorah Police department was assisted by the Decorah Fire Department, Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Winneshiek Ambulance service, Don’s Towing, Spahn and Rose Lumber, and Family Table Restaurant workers and patrons.

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