SPRING HILL, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol has cited 65-year-old Barbara Markowski for crashing into a Spring Hill restaurant, injuring several people.
- Elderly woman cited for Beef O'Brady's crash
- Barbara Markowski, 65, cited for usafe/improper equipment
- FHP determined brakes on vehicle were not working
The crash occurred on Tuesday, February 5, at the Beef O'Brady's located at 14387 Spring Hill Drive.
Troopers said the brakes of Markowski's Saturn Ion were not working when it crashed into the front of the restaurant, striking five patrons.
The victims have been identified as Kristine Boggs, 65, Stephen Grecco, 84, John Bost, 86, Jovite Palardis, and Nancy Nelson, 68.
All five victims were transported to area hospitals.
Before crashing into the Beef O'Brady's, troopers said Markowski lost control of her vehicle on Spring Hill Drive, traveled over the center median, across the westbound lanes, traveled off the roadway, over a flower bed, side-swiped a vehicle that was exiting the parking lot, and then hit a parked vehicle as it made its way through the parking lot toward the restaurant.
Markowski was cited for unsafe/improper equipment.