Customer taken to hospital after SUV crashes into Panda Express

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IWLMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police say an elderly man drove into the side of the Panda Express in Wilmington Thursday.

The 78-year-old driver was parking on the side of the restaurant when his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas pedal, according to police.

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Police say the SUV slammed into the side of the building causing the drink fountain inside to fall over on a customer.

She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The restaurant, located on Van Campen Blvd, opened in December.