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Truck crashes into Nashville area Waffle House

Truck Crashes Into Nashville-Area Waffle House

Diners enjoying breakfast at a Waffle House near Nashville were interrupted when a truck broke through the restaurant's glass doors early Thursday morning. HLN has more.


Luckily no one was seriously injured, but at least one person reportedly suffered some cuts from the broken glass. Austin Carter, a Waffle House cook, tells WSMV what he saw.

'I was watching the whole thing thinking that he was turning into park to get something to eat until I looked a little bit closer and then he just hit the store. Police say the dude was drunk. They've charged him with DUI.'

Police told WSMV another man riding in the pickup ran off after the crash, but they're not looking to charge him.

WTVF tells us the accident clean-up is now underway. 'Workers were out there today boarding up the windows.'

For all you waffle lovers out there, don't worry - the Waffle House will reportedly reopen, although repairs will take at least two days.

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bbh907 April 11 2014 at 4:53 PM

Good Lord! First someone causes another person to run into a day care and now this.What is wrong with people?

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Donna bbh907 April 11 2014 at 5:16 PM

Drunkards!!!

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David S. Donna April 11 2014 at 9:00 PM

Yes, plenty of them eat at Waffle House....

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CAMERON bbh907 April 11 2014 at 6:26 PM

Nuts on the ROAD DRIVING

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kcanpa2_kenneth April 11 2014 at 6:01 PM

At least it wasn't a day care center.

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CAMERON April 11 2014 at 6:25 PM

Ok. But how about making the driver. Pay for the damage to the windows. It was careless driving that caused the damage. Happy no one was killed.

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wllharrington April 12 2014 at 8:39 AM

He could have waited to park and walked in like everyone else.

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hpycmpr155 April 12 2014 at 8:36 AM

I LOVE Waffle House and always over tip the waitresses.
If they can be pleasant and cheerful and give me coffee at some desolate location, they deserve it.

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Mike April 12 2014 at 8:06 AM

I think it would be news if this didn't happen.

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donald langley April 11 2014 at 7:35 PM

Gives new meaning to "scattered,smothered and chdrunked !!!!

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sean April 12 2014 at 8:00 AM

Is this the drive through

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MARTHA & PERRY April 11 2014 at 11:57 PM

I used to like the steak and eggs.

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MARTHA & PERRY MARTHA & PERRY April 12 2014 at 12:03 AM

i'm seeing double

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no7mk1 MARTHA & PERRY April 12 2014 at 12:17 AM

actually the steak N eggs were VERY good!

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gary April 12 2014 at 8:45 AM

you want that for here or to go?

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