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Worker drives Hummer into Silver Diner

Posted at 7:16 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 07:16:03-04

TYSON'S CORNER, Va. -- Police are working to figure out why a man who worked at the Silver Diner in Tyson's Corner drove a Hummer into the restaurant Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle caught fire after the crash.

“We had just gotten out of the car, as we were walking up we heard a bam!" witness Rhonda Fuller told WDCW. "When we looked, we said oh my gosh, he just ran into the building! He hopped the curb and everything!"

Fuller's sister performed CPR on a man who got pinned between the Hummer and the building.

Three people and the driver were hurt in the crash, which happened at about 12:45 p.m.

All of the injuries were considered  non-life threatening.

"One was transported to the DC burn center, two were transported to Fairfax Hospital and one was treated on the scene and let go," Willie Bailey, Battalion Chief of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, said.

A Silver Diner spokesperson said the driver worked at the diner, but had been on bereavement leave.

He last worked in the restaurant on April 5.