Vehicle crashes into Topeka cafe, injuring customer

Injuries were not life-threatening

July 26, 2018 - 8:21 pm

Topeka police say a woman was injured when a sport-utility vehicle slammed into a cafe.

Shawnee County Sheriff's Sgt. Eric Frey says the woman, Joyce Kasson, 80, was a customer at Banjo's Cafe early Thursday when the vehicle hit the business.

The sheriff's office says Peggy Turner, 82, was pulling into a parking space in front of the cafe when her vehicle went over a parking curb and into the restaurant. Investigators say a preliminary investigation indicates Turner hit the gas, rather than the brake, while parking.

The vehicle struck several tables, including one where Kasson was sitting.

Kasson was taken in an ambulance to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

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