WATCH | Dramatic video shows car plowing through restaurant leaving several injured

Posted at 11:44 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 11:46:32-04

10 people were injured on Tuesday in Maryland after a car crashed into a restaurant in Prince George's county.

It happened at a place called Babe's Boys Tavern.

Authorities said as many as thirty people were in the restaurant, and the whole thing was caught on camera

Like a bolt of lightning a car comes crashing into the middle of a normal lunchtime crowd.

"I thought wed been hit with a bomb," said bartender Aileen Noel.

She says she feels lucky to be alive.

"The car came in, the whole entire wall came this way -- bricks cement blocks everywhere," she said. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The driver of the vehicle says her brakes gave out and she was only going 25 miles per hour.

Law enforcement sources say the car was going much faster than that as the driver lost control on a corner and launched into the building, leaving the business in ruins and its employees wondering what comes next.

"We all live paycheck to paycheck like anybody else. The manager is a single mom with a daughter in college," Noel said.

The owner of the restaurant says the car left a hole about eight-feet wide in the wall of the establishment and also destroyed a center pillar in the building that supports the roof.