A woman accidentally drove into Rico's World Kitchen in Buford on Wednesday, police said.
Photo: Rico's World Kitchen
Photo: Rico's World Kitchen

Woman accidentally drives into Gwinnett restaurant, police say

A woman accidentally drove into a Buford restaurant Wednesday, Gwinnett County police said.

The driver confused the gas for the brake and drove through a wall into Rico’s World Kitchen around 4 p.m., according to police. The car did not hit any patrons or employees, but one employee’s foot was injured by flying debris, a police report said. The employee refused ambulance transport and had a family member bring her to the hospital for treatment.


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The driver, a woman in her mid-60s, was not charged with any offense. She was not seriously injured.

The restaurant on Buford’s W. Main Street is currently closed, but does not expect to be shut for long, according to a Facebook post. 

“We are very thankful no one got seriously injured,” the restaurant’s management said in the post. “All things considered, we don’t have much to repair before we are back online.”


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Anyone who believes they may have been exposed can get a free hepatitis A immunization, regardless of insurance status, at any Gwinnett County Health Department location.

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