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CHARLOTTE, N.C. A popular Fuel pizza restaurant in South End had to shut down temporarily after a car slammed into the building Saturday.

Customers at the Fuel pizza on the corner of East Boulevard and South Boulevard said they were enjoying a meal with friends when they heard a loud crash. Paint and plaster began falling on them.

When they rushed outside, they saw a car had crashed into the wall on the other side from where they had been sitting.

It also crashed through a side patio and a trash can before it hit the wall. Workers cleared everyone out of the restaurant, but many people had already run for the door.

MEDIC transported three people to the hospital two with minor injuries and one with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Police have not given a cause for the accident, and witnesses inside the restaurant couldn t see the car before it crashed.

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