1 person injured after car crashes through window of Riverdale restaurant

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

Customers had to take cover Tuesday afternoon when a motorist accidentally barreled through the front doors of a popular restaurant in Riverdale.

The crash happened at This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q, a soul food eatery on the corner of Ga. 85 and Cargile Street.

According to Riverdale police chief Todd Spivey, a woman who parked in front of the storefront mistakenly put her vehicle into drive as she tried to back out of her spot. Her car crashed through the front door, knocking out the glass windows.

It was unclear if police sought charges against the driver, whose name was not provided.

One person inside the restaurant was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Spivey said.

The Riverdale location of This Is It! will be closed until further notice for repairs, according to the Atlanta restaurant chain.