Truck crashes into Bless Your Heart; 1 injury reported - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Truck crashes into Bless Your Heart; 1 injury reported

A truck crashed into the Bless Your Heart location at 19th & Louisville on Tuesday night. A truck crashed into the Bless Your Heart location at 19th & Louisville on Tuesday night.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Tuesday evening employees at Bless Your Heart restaurant off 19th and Louisville got an unexpected surprise while working.

Around 7p.m. a man drove his pickup truck into the front of the restaurant until the vehicle was completely inside the building.

"It took him a second to get out and he opened the door. We were all just seeing if everybody was ok," said one of the employees who was working at the time of the accident. "He was fine, but he looked more shaken up than we did."

Carlton Britton was the driver of the truck and says he was going to wait for his wife who was inside getting food at the counter. As he tried to park he accidentally hit the gas instead of the breaks, and he went barreling through the front wall.

No one was seriously injured, but Britton actually hit his wife at the counter knocking her over. She had minor scratches on her leg.

The manager of Bless Your Heart says the force of the impact also knocked another woman about five feet from where she was sitting. She went to the hospital with glass in her arm. "I've worked here for 23 years and that's the first time I've ever seen anything like this," said Gerald Narvaez, restaurant manager. "I'm just glad everybody was ok because we could have seriously gotten hurt."

Narvaez says those at Bless Your Heart were truly blessed today. The truck barely missed the cash register area where employees were standing and a table nearby where employees take their breaks. He also says they're usually really busy during that time, but thankfully business was slow.

City engineers will inspect the building tomorrow and determine how much structure damage there is. Depending on their findings, it's unsure how long Bless Your Heart will stay closed.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-09-21 12:11:09 GMT

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

  • A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

    A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:11 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-09-21 12:10:32 GMT

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

  • Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts

    Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:05 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:05:54 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-09-21 12:10:16 GMT

    A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

    A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

Powered by Frankly