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Truck slams into popular Jewish restaurant in Pennsylvania

By Mason White 4:05 PM August 29, 2013
Truck slammed into Hymie’s Merion Deli 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A truck suddenly plowed into a Jewish restaurant, according to emergency workers in Pennsylvania.

The truck crashed right through the front window of Hymie’s Merion Deli, which is located on Montgomery Avenue in Merion Station, before 6:00 am, nearly striking employees inside, who were preparing delis.

“It was a big loud sound like an explosion,” Harry Zeisler, an employee at the store, said. “It was very frightening,” he added.
Lower Merion Police did not reveal why the driver lost control of his truck, jumped the curb and crashed into the deli.

“I saw a man coming out of the truck, swaying a little with some blood coming down his face,” Zeisler said.
The driver of the red Dodge Ram was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

None of the three employees, who were inside at the time were injured.
Hymie’s employees were seen sweeping debris including glass, bricks, planters, tables and chairs.

Customers were thankful things were not worse.

“Good thing it was not an hour later,” a customer said. “Usually, at that time, the whole place has a lot of people in it,” he said.

When the restaurant reopens depends on what building inspectors find.
Hymie’s is known in the neighborhood since 1955, for its pickle bar, breakfast and deli sandwiches. It is also a popular spot for private events.var nbcLP={};nbcLP.aRandomNumber=Math.floor(Math.random()*10000);nbcLP.currentPageLoc=encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);nbcLP.currentSiteLoc=encodeURIComponent(window.location.host);nbcLP.defaultWidth=610;nbcLP.defaultHeight=360;nbcLP.cmsID=”221622281″;nbcLP.vidPid=”f5E4lMPW23wN”;nbcLP.vidSec=”TK”;nbcLP.vidSubSec=”TK”;nbcLP.vidFrame=document.getElementById(“nbcLP221622281″);nbcLP.vidFrame.style.border=”none”;nbcLP.vidFrame.width=nbcLP.defaultWidth;nbcLP.vidFrame.height=nbcLP.defaultHeight;nbcLP.vidFrame.scrolling=”no”;nbcLP.vidFrame.src=”http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/templates/nbc_partner_player?cmsID=”+nbcLP.cmsID+”&videoID=”+nbcLP.vidPid+”&width=”+nbcLP.defaultWidth+”&height=”+nbcLP.defaultHeight+”&sec=”+nbcLP.vidSec+”&subsec=”+nbcLP.vidSubSec+”&turl=”+nbcLP.currentSiteLoc+”&ourl=”+nbcLP.currentPageLoc+”&rand=”+nbcLP.aRandomNumber;