9:42pm update from Savannah Fire Dept. - SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 16, 2018)
–At 6:57 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018 Savannah Fire was dispatched to an accident at Outback Steakhouse, located at 11196 Abercorn St. Engine 2 arrived within three minutes at 7 p.m. Savannah Police were also on scene. They discovered that a van crashed into the back of the restaurant, breaking a gas line and causing a portion of the kitchen ceiling to collapse. A total of seven people sought treatment for injuries local hospitals. Four employees were transported from the scene. Three were burned and later transported to the Augusta Burn Center, one sustained a broken arm and one- a pregnant woman- was injured by the damaged ceiling. The Savannah Police Department is investigating the accident.
This happened just before 7pm. Officials say two people have been severely burned, and a pregnant woman was injured from the ceiling collapsing. Four people are injured and the driver suffered minor injuries.
Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas posted: "Onsite at Outback on Abercorn. Vehicle smashed through the back wall of the kitchen severing a gas line and hitting deep fryers. Hearing of casualties(injuries). Do not know the status of those injured. They are being transported to area hospitals.****Update: 2 individuals with severe life-threarening burns, 2 other individuals with injuries being transported to area hospitals. Investigation is underway."
#Breaking: Technical Rescue and Hazmat call at Southside outback. Early reports of van into gas line and structure, partial collapse, and multiple injuries. Will update as further reports come in.— IAFF574 Savannah (@IAFF574) February 17, 2018