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Published June 04, 2012, 09:57 AM

Car hits restaurant patio in St. Paul, injures 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two women are injured after a woman plowed her car backward into an outdoor patio of a St. Paul restaurant.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two women are injured after a woman plowed her car backward into an outdoor patio of a St. Paul restaurant.

St. Paul police Cmdr. Todd Axtell says the 74-year-old driver mistakenly put the car into reverse and then hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The car went through a rope and stanchions into the patio area, where about eight customers sat at the Finnish Bistro around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Two women, ages 42 and 51, were pinned against a brick wall.

Axtell tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/JM5NU2) the women were taken to a local hospital for injuries not thought to be life threatening.

He says the driver and her female passenger were not hurt.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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