UPDATE: At least two people are dead and nine others were injured, police say. Authorities say an elderly driver lost control and crashed into the outdoor dining area of the restaurant. They say it was an accident.
DC Fire & EMS is on the scene after a car drove into an outdoor seating area outside the Parthenon Restaurant & Chevy Chase Lounge in Washington D.C. Friday afternoon.
According to officials, they are triaging at least 9 patients at the Greek restaurant in the 5500 block of Connecticut Avenue NW and are calling it a “mass casualty” incident.
There’s no word on whether the crash was an accident or if it was intentional.
https://t.co/OzckR639WV— ViralVdoz (@viralvdoz) March 11, 2022
Mass Casualty Incident’ declared after car rams into outdoor dinning area in Washington DC#Washington l #DC
Several injuries are being reported at #Parthenon #Restaurant, where numerous people were dining outside during the incident. #Viral #USA pic.twitter.com/dSZcvSD3hO
Police tell ABC News there are at least 8 to 9 patients being treated following this mass casualty incident in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/Uvj07UBppK— Quinn Owen (@quinn_owen) March 11, 2022
Terrible accident in Chevy Chase DC. Out of control vehicle slammed into people dining outside at The Parthenon. At least 6 with serious injuries. Many ambulances. @DCist ? pic.twitter.com/hfC3gXhIze— Tim Shorrock (@TimothyS) March 11, 2022