Car crashes into Village Snack Bar
Vyto Starinskas / Staff Photo
Rescue workers remove the driver of the car that crashed through the Village Snack Bar early Friday.
Rutland police, fire and ambulance crews are on the scene of a crash in which a car has crashed through the Village Snack Bar, but the popular eatery will reopen today.
Police say a medical condition caused the crash.
The crash happened a little after 8:30 a.m. as a blue sedan headed eastbound on West Street, veered across the westbound lanes, through the parking lots of the Boardman Hill Farm Stand and Village Snack Bar and completely through the building.
The car then struck a truck parked there.
Authorities had to get a tow truck to remove the truck to get to the driver and remove out of the vehicle.
There is no word on the condition of the driver of the car, who had to be extricated from the vehicle. City police say the crash was caused by a medical condition.
The vehicle hit the building at its closed-in outdoor seating area and appears to have missed the kitchen area.
Rutland Building Inspector James Simonds said he expected the snack bar should be able to reopen later today and owner David Boynton confirmed they will be open today.