Cops responding to a call crashed their cruiser into the window of a decades-old Brooklyn diner, according to witnesses and police.
The car rammed into the storefront of George’s Restaurant located on 753 Coney Island Ave. off of Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park on Tuesday morning, police said.
One of the officers in the vehicle was taken to Maimonides Medical Center with minor back injuries, police said.
It was not immediately clear what call they were responding to.
Owners Michael Papazaharias and Peter Montauredes said the restaurant was closed for business while repairs were underway –– but they feel lucky that no one was injured.
“Luckily the three people sitting [at the first table] left five minutes prior to the accident. Good timing,” Papazaharias told The Post.
“They definitely would have had serious injuries,” he added. “The tables flew six feet and the glass came all the way to the back of the store.”
The diner has been a neighborhood staple since 1956.
“We were laughing but we should also be crying. This is an important business. This is our work, he said. “We’re looking forward to re-open again,” he said.
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