ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An accident caused significant damage to a restaurant in Robinson Township when an SUV went plowing into the building late Wednesday night.

A Land Rover crashed into the Steak ‘n Shake on Manor Boulevard around 11 p.m.

Police say a Robinson Township teen, identified as Jordan Menni, was behind the wheel of the Land Rover with a 17-year-old female passenger.

They were parked in front of the restaurant.

“It was a 19-year-old male driving; he had a cast on his right foot,” said Chief Dale Vietmeier, of the Robinson Township Police Department. “I guess he thought he was hitting the brake pedal and instead he hit the accelerator. He had a cast on, and I guess he just had recent surgery.”

The impact took out a portion of the front side of the building, leaving glass, bricks and plaster behind.

Fortunately, the side of the restaurant where the crash happened was closed to customers, but several people were sitting in an adjacent area.

The only thing that kept the SUV from going to the other side was a railing. Officials say it could have been a lot worse, but no one was hurt.

Meanwhile, Chief Vietmeier says the teen shouldn’t have been behind the wheel with a cast on his foot.

“The bottom line is – I think he also told the officers that he tried using his left foot, which is not the proper thing to do as well,” said Chief Vietmeier.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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