Hitchin café staff ‘very relieved’ there were no serious injuries after car smashes through front windows

Firefighters and police at the scene of the crash at Café Rough in Hitchin High Street. Picture: Sha

Firefighters and police at the scene of the crash at Café Rough in Hitchin High Street. Picture: Sharon Cooper via @SCooperPhotog - Credit: Archant

Staff at a popular Hitchin town centre café say they are ‘very relieved’ after no-one was seriously injured when a car crashed through their front windows this morning.

A grey Ford Focus was driven by a man in his 70s through the front windows of Café Rouge at around 9.45am this morning.

A spokesman for the ambulance service told the Comet: “A man is being treated for minor injuries at the scene.”

A Café Rouge spokesman said: “Very relieved that no-one was hurt.

“We have a team on the way to help the restaurant now.”

An eyewitness at the scene said it appeared it the elderly driver had intended to reverse but instead hit the throttle – causing it to fly into the popular restaurant.

The bystander said: “It was so lucky no-one was sitting at the front of the restaurant, otherwise there could have been serious injuries.”

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