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Three injured after car plows through cafe's outdoor patio

A car smashed through the outdoor patio in front of Steampunks Cafe on Tuesday afternoon. Three people were injured in the incident. - SONJA DRINKWATER/Alberni Valley News
A car smashed through the outdoor patio in front of Steampunks Cafe on Tuesday afternoon. Three people were injured in the incident.
— image credit: SONJA DRINKWATER/Alberni Valley News

Three people have been taken to hospital after a car plowed through an outdoor patio where they were sitting in uptown Port Alberni.

Emergency crews were called to the front of Steampunk Cafe on Third Avenue and Angus Street at 3:13 p.m. on Tuesday, RCMP Const. Jordan Hamelin said.

According to witnesses and video evidence, the driver of a car parked across the street backed up at a high rate of speed, crossed four lanes of traffic then smashed through the deck.

The people suffered non life-threatening injuries and were taken to West Coast General Hospital.

The driver of the car, who Hamelin described as being elderly, wasn't injured.

Alcohol and drugs weren't a factor, Hamelin said.

An investigation is underway but no charges are being considered.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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