Five people were injured Wednesday afternoon when a car ran into the Taco Bell in East Norriton, across Route 202 from Mercy-Suburban Hospital.
It happened around 12:40pm, just after the peak of the lunch hour. Three victims were taken to Mercy-Suburban, while two more were flown to Philadelphia hospitals. One was trapped under the car for about an hour. The car was almost entirely inside the restaurant, and authorities say the driver was an elderly man in a Mercury Grand Marquis who backed up and hit a Volkswagen in the parking lot, and then went forward through the front wall and plate glass windows. The restaurant remains closed until the building’s condition is assessed.