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4 trapped against bar after truck crashes into tavern (w/ video)
pioneer press ^ | 5-31-12 | john brewer

Posted on 06/01/2012 3:32:12 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Bartender Pat Sazenski was talking to a patron at Gordie's Place in Little Canada about the Twins game when he looked out the window to see a telephone pole crash to the ground.

Then he saw the pickup truck.

"I didn't know what was going on. ... The wall exploded, the truck came in," he said. "I'm just glad these guys are alive."

"These guys" are the four patrons who ended up pinned between the bar and the truck Wednesday, May 30, after the 51-year-old driver apparently had a diabetic reaction and crashed into the tavern on Little Canada Road. Two patrons suffered serious injuries.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: beer; crash; tavern; truck
thankfully, nobody died. sadly, they all lost their beers.
1 posted on 06/01/2012 3:32:32 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Obviously, the tavern was built too close to the road. A law is needed.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 3:36:16 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

“Honest dear, I was trapped in the bar!”


3 posted on 06/01/2012 3:43:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yikes, that video is amazing! Hold muh beer!


4 posted on 06/01/2012 3:45:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: TurboZamboni

In 1982 I was working the graveyard shift at a Circle K in Loma Linda, California. About 2 AM a car pulled into the lot, and just kept on coming. The car crashed through the front of the store, sending broken glass and magazines flying. A young Hispanic couple got out and came into the store. I talked with them and told them I was going to have to call the police for an accident report. In a few minutes the police arrived. Suddenly, they both forgot how to speak English! One of the officers radioed for a Spanish speaking officer, and they soon got to the bottom of it. I’ll never forget that night!


5 posted on 06/01/2012 3:46:37 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: TurboZamboni; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
The cause of the crash remained under investigation by the sheriff's office.

We already know that alcohol was located at the scene.

6 posted on 06/01/2012 3:50:11 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: TurboZamboni

“let me have one of them there Alabama Slammer’s...?????????......jeeeeezzz Pat,ya oughtta served these outside in da back”


7 posted on 06/01/2012 4:02:05 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: TurboZamboni

Only accident where the cops gave a breathalyzer test to the witnesses.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 4:17:04 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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