A car crashed into Ammazza in July, weeks after another car crash caused extensive damage. 
Photo: Ammazza
Photo: Ammazza

Second car slams into same Atlanta restaurant in less than one month

The restaurant owner was the only one there when it happened.

Hugh Connerty had been standing in his pizzeria, surveying the extensive damage left after a car crashed into the building a few weeks earlier. The June 10 accident rendered the restaurant closed for repairs indefinitely. 

The man walked to another part of the old warehouse, with a view of the street. He sat down to wait for a package.     

Then, a short while later, Connerty did a double take. 

Another car had just crashed into the building, in almost exactly the same spot. 

"You couldn’t make it up,” Connerty said a few hours after the Thursday accident. 

From what he could gather, a woman's car was deflected into the building after running a light and plowing into another car. Connerty doesn’t think anyone was seriously injured, but said the driver left in an ambulance. An Atlanta police spokeswoman could not provide additional information Thursday afternoon.

Security camera footage caught both of the accidents.

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The recent accident, which Connerty said left the wall “just a little funnier looking now,” was another brutal hit for the popular Old Fourth Ward pizzeria. 

The restaurant has been closed since the first car crashed into the building, breaking a water pipe and flooding it with thousands of gallons of water. Connerty estimates it will be at least several months before the Edgewood Avenue location, which opened nearly five years ago, can serve its Neapolitan-style pies again. 

“It’s so out of my control at this point,” Connerty said.

In the meantime, the owner said he will focus on repairs and ensuring his employees are not hurt by the disruption. He has also been kept busy with opening a second, smaller Ammazza location in Decatur — a project that has been delayed by unexpected obstacles.

Another Atlanta restaurant, Home Grown, almost suffered a similar fate recently. The Memorial Drive diner, about a mile from Ammazza, posted videos of a van crashing into a truck in its parking lot last month. 

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