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Car Slams Into Norwalk Dunkin' Donuts

Two people sitting at a table at a Dunkin' Donuts in Norwalk early Sunday were thrown across the floor when a car hit the building. The Nissan Maxima's left front tire came to rest at the spot where their table was located.

The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a call just after 2:30 a.m. to the store at 125 Main Ave. The injured people were conscious and talking. "As a precaution, the patrons were immobilized and transported to Norwalk Hospital for observation," said Deputy Chief Edward Prescott. "Their injuries did not appear to be life threatening." The Maxima's driver got out of the car on his own and was also taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation.

"Fortunately for the patrons, the car struck a portion of the concrete block facade along with the plate glass window, which prevented the car from completely entering the store," Prescott said.

The building, evaluated by firefighters and the city's assistant building inspector, was found to be structurally sound. The building's owner, Jim Caim, was on the scene and had a maintenance crew coming in to clean up and make repairs so the Dunkin' Donuts could remain open for business.

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