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Car Smashes Into Mass. Restaurant

October 28, 2001

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) _ A car plowed through the window of a busy restaurant and landed atop a table where a family was lunching, injuring 10 people.

The car rocketed through a car wash that abutted the Denny’s restaurant and jumped a curb before slamming through the window Saturday.

The driver, Anthony L. Perry of Fitchburg, and nine others were treated at hospitals and released.

``It could have been a lot worse than it was. The car basically landed in the middle of where they were sitting,″ Deputy Fire Chief Alfred E. LeBlanc told the Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg.

The accident is under investigation and Perry was cited for negligent driving, said Police Lt. Robert Berberian.

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