SUV smashes into Houston Denny’s in horror Labor Day crash injuring 23 people aged 12 to 60: Driver, 30, is under investigation
A driver plowed his SUV through a wall of a busy East Texas restaurant, injuring 23 people in a shocking Labor Day wreck.
Police in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg, Texas began receiving calls about a maroon Jeep SUV crashing into the Denny’s at around 11:22am.
The chain location was located just off the Southwest Freeway
The vehicle slammed into the restaurant’s south wall leaving patrons with injuries ranging from minor cuts to ‘severe injuries’ that don’t appear to be life-threatening, police said in a statement.
Victims ranged in age from 12 to 60 years old, though a woman told ABC13 that her parents, who are aged 75 and 79, were also hurt.
This image provided by the Rosenberg Police Department shows police tape in front of a Denny’s restaurant after a vehicle crashed into it in Rosenberg, Texas, Monday
Officials stated that everyone who was injured was conscious when they were transported to area hospitals.
People were said to be in the emergency room being treated for their injuries in the hours after the crash.
The driver of the SUV – believed to be around the age of 30 – was not injured and is under investigation, police said. The cause of the crash was not immediately released.
‘As of now, the driver has not been arrested however charges may be filed later, if appropriate given the outcome of the pending investigation,’ police said.
‘The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing at this time,’ they added in a statement.
Video of the aftermath shows a red vehicle fully inside the restaurant, with the wall and windows around it demolished.
A photo released by Rosenberg Police showed the vehicle fully inside the restaurant surrounded by debris.
Multiple lanes of the Southwest Freeway were closed as police investigated the scene.
Rosenberg is located about 35 miles west of downtown Houston.
DailyMail.com has reached out to police in Rosenberg for further comment.