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An Eyewitness Account of the Accident at Angelique

By Eric Richardson
Published: Saturday, July 07, 2007, at 08:42PM
Angelique Cafe Eric Richardson [Flickr]

I gave a really cursory account of Thursday's accident at the Angelique Cafe, but over at The Cutter Files you can find an eyewitness report on what took place. The car that hit the eatery blew a tire, sending it careening into the building and one of its employees.

i reach the patio just in time to see a grey pontiac cutlass heading north on main blow a tire, skid out of control, jump the main street side curb at about 20 miles per hour, glance off of a street light, and plow through the angelique cafe employee who not a second before was standing just ten feet from me, minding his own business stacking chairs and probably thinking about how he was going to spend the rest of his day.

i swear to God - he was there, and then he was gone. it was all over in about three seconds.

Cutter ends up his report by asking Downtowners to show some support to Angelique after what obviously was a traumatic experience to those working.

Update (Thursday): I just posted an update on the status of the injured employee.

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