Do people deliberately crash their cars into restaurants and if so, why are so few cases recognized as terrorist attacks?
SUV crashes into restaurant. backs up does it again twice, ends up in dining room | Local News wcfcourier Jun 13, 2017 - MANCHESTER -- A sports utility vehicle crashed into a Manchester restaurant late Monday afternoon, but police said no one was injured. she saw the SUV ram the front of the restaurant, back up at full speed to the far north side of the parking lot, and then drive full speed into the front of the building a second time. The SUV came to rest inside the restaurant's dining room. Police said they believe a vehicle malfunction is likely to blame for the crash.
March 1, 2016, Boston Newton Massachusetts Sweet Tomatoes Pizza Killer Crash 2 killed, suspect guilty of vehicle homicide. Bradford Casler, 56, drove his S.U.V. drove through an intersection in Newton and slammed his Volkswagen Tiguan into Sweet Tomatoes Pizza for unknown reasons killing two people killing 32-year-old Gregory Morin and 57-year-old Eleanor Miele (2) It was found he illegally crossed the yellow line, made “intentional” maneuvers while driving well-above the speed limit. He wove in and out of traffic, hit two cars and did not apply the brakes to reduce his speed and failed to control his vehicle Casler stayed in the car and stated the his brakes did not work nd he could not apply the brakes but nobody saw him attempt to brake or saw his brake lights come on, and no defect was found in the car (4) His attorney has blamed Casler’s multiple sclerosis for the crash. However an EMT medical technician and many other experts testified Multiple Sclerosis did not cause the accident(1) Rabbi Robert Miller spoke on behalf of the defense, telling the court he’s known Casler for over 40 years. “I can’t believe Brad would ever intentionally injure another human being,” he said. (5) Neverthless, the jury found Brad Casler guilty on two motor vehicle homicide charges and one charge of operating to endanger. His attorney said Casler was upset because he’s "never had any criminal involvement in his life before.” and had argued multiple sclerosis caused the crash should not be held criminally responsible, and could face up to seven years in prison. (3)
Jan 5, 2016 Vehicle crashes into North Side Culver's restaurant; nobody hurt ... Madison WI - ButterBurger lovers had a side order of car Monday night when a vehicle crashedthrough the wall of a Culver's restaurant on Madison's North Side.
6 total 1 killed 5 injured April 25, 2014 Elderly Man Rams Farrell's Restaurant, Kills Woman At a California Farrell's ice
June 25, 2013 Mercedes S-Class Slams Into Michel Richard’s Central DC restaurant A Mercedes Benz S-class jumped a curb onto the the sidewalk and crashed into the front of Michel Richard's restaurant in downtown Washington D.C. during peak rush hour traffic. Three women, including the drive and a 2 year old child were injured. The cause of the crash was unknown, but no press account noted that Inspire magazine had suggested attacks on a DC restaurant might hurt government workers.
Jul 13, 2011 Pickup crashes into Culver's north (video) | Local News | postbulletin Rochester MN - A man suffering a medical condition crashed into the Culver's restaurant this morning in northwest Rochester. Elizabeth ... The pickup was southbound on the west frontage road of U.S. 52 when it left the highway, hit a fence, jumped a curb and hit a picnic table outside of Culver's, McCarron said. The truck ...