NASHUA – At about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a Cadillac transporting two occupants crashed into the Country Tavern on 452 Amherst Street. The vehicle slammed through a window on the left side of the building in which the dining room and bar are located.
Police officials on the scene would not disclose the identity of the driver, but said no injuries resulted from the crash.
When fire officials arrived on the scene, they determined the building was still structurally sound. For now, the restaurant will still be able to operate in the portion of the building that did not sustain damage.
According to witnesses, the incident only took seconds. Bob May said he pulled up next to the vehicle right before the accident.
“We were the first ones here,” May said. “The car pulled in, stopped, and evidently stepped on the gas instead of the brake.”
“A car pulled up in the handicapped space and with in 20 seconds, it started to accelerate,” restaurant manager Karen Rachel added.
Officials did not release further information on the accident late Thursday.