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Truck in Applebee's result of medical event, series of crashes, official says

Truck in Applebee's result of medical event, series of crashes, official says. (Ashley River Fire Department)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Police and EMS were called to the Applebee's on Ashley Phosphate Road after a truck crashed into the restaurant Saturday afternoon.

North Charleston Police Department public information officer Spencer Pryor said the crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. He said the truck crashed into the restaurant after first striking several vehicles on Ashley Phosphate Road and rolling through the parking lot of a Sunoco gas station.

It's believed the driver of the truck had a "medical event" that caused the series of crashes.

Pryor said no one inside the Applebee's was injured, but several people were hurt when their vehicle was struck on Ashley Phosphate Road. Those people were transported to the hospital and their conditions are unknown.

The driver of the truck was also sent to a local hospital.

It's unknown when the restaurant will reopen but the city's building official and engineers are working with management at Applebee's on structural issues.

The investigation is ongoing.

Check back with ABC News 4 as we continue to follow this story.


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