Monday's lunch hour at Strings Italian Cafe was interrupted when an SUV came crashing through the restaurant just off North Livermore Avenue, Livermore Police Sgt. John Hurd said.
Minor injuries are reported in the accident reported at 12:45 p.m. and caused when the driver of a parked vehicle in front of the restaurant apparently confused the pedals on the SUV, Hurd said.
"We are really lucky," Hurd said regarding the minor injuries reported. "There easily could have been multiple fatalities."
Strings Owner Wassim Sulimin also was thankful there was no other major injuries in the accident.
"We are very blessed," Sulimin said. "Any other day this could have been a disaster."
A similar incident occurred at the restaurant several years ago when an elderly lady accidentally pushed on the gas pedal of a parked vehicle in front of the restaurant, Sulimin said.