Three Injured After a Car Crashed Into a Havelock, North Carolina Restaurant | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The car accident that sent three people to the hospital in Havelock, North Carolina (NC) is hard for most of us to imagine. You wouldn’t expect a car to come crashing through the side of a restaurant, but that is just what happened at the Bayside establishment located on Highway 70.


It was around 4 a.m. and ten people were inside the 24-hour restaurant including the owner, John Adams, and his son. Suddenly a Ford Escort, driven by Donnovan Yates from Newport, came crashing through the restaurant. Three people were injured in the crash including the driver and John Adam’s son. All three were taken to the Carolinas Medical Center.


The truly shocking part, Havelock police say Donnovan Yates crashed his Ford Escort into the Bayside restaurant on purpose. According to the police report, Yates was upset over a girl he was seeing and crashed the car into the restaurant to get her attention. Yates believed she was inside the restaurant talking to another man.


However, the girl was not inside the Bayside and instead Yates now faces charges including; assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless endangerment and injury to property.


All three people injured in the car accident are expected to make a full recovery but the Bayside restaurant has been closed.  John Adams told reporters he was not sure when the restaurant could be reopened due to the scope of damages the building received.


Sadly, Adams not only has to deal with the injuries his son sustained and the associated medical bills, but lost wages from the restaurant closure and costly repairs as well. Property damage in an accident can be extremely costly and insurance does not always cover the full scope of repairs. A personal injury attorney with experience in handling accident cases, like the Shapiro, Washburn & Sharplaw firm, would be able to help speed the reopening process and help the Adams family with their medical bills and pain and suffering.


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