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Vehicles crash into restaurants

05/13/2013 08:53 EDT | Updated 07/13/2013 05:12 EDT
Police are looking into two separate incidents of vehicles crashing into restaurants.

The accidents happened within one hour of each other in West Kelowna and Langley and both involved elderly drivers.

In West Kelowna, police say a grey Dodge minivan accelerated from the parking lot and smashed through the patio of Kelly O'Bryans restaurant during the busy lunch rush.

The van came to a stop when it hit the side of the building. Four people were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, including a 19-year-old Vernon woman who was caught underneath the van.

The driver, a 78-year-old man was also taken to hospital.

In Langley, a driver in his eighties drove his SUV into a local bistro on Langley Bypass, police said.

Two restaurant employees were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police believe the driver mistook the gas for the brake pedal.

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