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12-064 Deputies Investigate Vehicle Crash Into Dunedin Restaurant

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Phyllis Glynn (Driver)
DOB: 08/04/1931
Address: 1415 Main Street Lot #459, Dunedin

Robert Nandram (Injured – Restaurant Patron)
DOB: 01/29/1948
Address: 3147 Siesta Drive, Dunedin

Ivan Amnay (Injured – Restaurant Patron)
DOB: 09/11/1949
Address: 4670 Grand Reserve Place, Palm Harbor

What: Deputies are investigating a vehicle crash into a restaurant in Dunedin. The crash resulted in three people being transported to the hospital. The injuries are minor.

Where: The crash occurred at the China Star Restaurant located at 916 Patricia Avenue in Dunedin.

When: Deputies responded to the crash at about 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

How/Why:
According to deputies, the driver, 80 year-old Phyllis Glynn was pulling into a parking space in front of the China Star Restaurant when she mistakingly hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed into the restaurant store front. Deputies say the vehicle traveled a ways into the business hitting the restaurant counter, where the vehicle came to a stop.

Glynn was transported by ambulance to Mease Dunedin Hospital as a precaution as she was shaken up by the incident.

Two patrons, 64-year-old Robert Nandram and 62-year-old Ivan Amnay who were sitting at a table eating, were also transported by ambulance to Mease Dunedin for treatment of minor injuries after being grazed by a flying plant.

Deputies say the China Star sustained significant structural damage in the crash.

The investigation continues.

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