This past October 4, ten people were hurt when a Toyota Camry careened onto the sidewalk and plowed through Lemoni Café's unlicensed outdoor seating area on NE Second Avenuein Buena Vista. According to a lawsuit filed November 17, three of the victims are suing the restaurant, as well as 3G Investment Group Inc., which owns the property where Lemoni operates, and Belony Alterma, the driver, for three counts of negligence.
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Based on the legal documents, one of the plaintiffs, Erika Vila, was pregnant with twins at the time of the crash. The incident occurred while Vila was having brunch with the two other plaintiffs, Virmari Pettis and Maria Sosa. Though the nature of their injuries isn't stated in the complaint, it indicates Vila was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment, while Pettis was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Both were later discharged and received care from their own physicians.More »