Bartender remains hospitalized with burns after woman strikes vehicle, which strikes pub in Elm Grove
ELM GROVE (WITI) — Construction crews were hard at work on Thursday, after police tell FOX6 News a 63-year-old Elm Grove woman drove into a pub in Elm Grove on Wednesday evening, July 23rd.
Police say the woman was driving an ’84 Mercedes Benz convertible.
Police say the woman thought the car was in drive, but it was in reverse — and she backed into another car, which then struck O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub.
It happened just before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
A bartender was taken to Froedtert Hospital with a burn injury. Police say oil from a deep fryer splashed on him. The fryer was behind the wall where the car struck the building.
On Thursday, the bartender was still in the hospital — receiving treatment. We’re told he suffered burns over 21 percent of his body. A co-worker says he is in good spirits.
Two others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
There is a three-by-three indentation into the stone wall as a result of this incident.
The pub’s owner says he’s hopeful the pub will reopen on Friday.