• Woman seriously injured after crashing car into Cotswold Bojangles

    By: Stephanie Tinoco

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officials are trying to figure out what caused a woman to crash her car into a south Charlotte Bojangles restaurant Wednesday morning.

    Police and firefighters were called around 8:30 a.m. to the restaurant on Randolph Road, in the Cotswold neighborhood.

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    They told Channel 9 a woman was seriously injured after crashing her Volkswagen Beetle into the side of the Bojangles. The driver managed to get out quickly and was taken to the hospital.

    Fire investigators said there was also a small fire inside the vehicle that left the driver's side door charred.

    The car ended up through the side of the building, in the kitchen area where it hit a counter.

    Bojangles representatives told Channel 9 nobody inside the restaurant was hurt.

    Channel 9 reporter Gina Esposito said tire marks could be seen through the grass from Randolph Road up to the building.

    Marshall Thomas was gassing up across the street not long after.

    “I’m not exactly sure how the accident happened, but I’m not surprised,” Thomas said.

    Multiple investigators are trying to piece together what led to the crash.

    “Right now, we have building and code enforcement, building inspectors along with health inspectors, so the business right now is closed,” Capt. Jackie Glimore with the Charlotte Fire Department said.

    The county building inspector was called to make sure the restaurant was safe for people to be inside, as was the county health department.

    It's unclear when the restaurant will reopen. 

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this story.

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