Crash into Arby’s in Caledonia that injured 4 under investigation, police say

CALEDONIA — A crash that sent four people to area hospitals after a sport utility vehicle was pushed into a restaurant was under investigation Wednesday, according to police.

A U-Haul reportedly pushed a parked SUV up and over an ice machine and into the window frame of the Arby’s restaurant at 13712 Northwestern Ave. Tuesday, said Caledonia Fire Chief Richard Roeder.

The restaurant is attached to a Pilot Travel Center in the Franksville area of Caledonia near Interstate 94.

The call came in for the crash just after 9:30 p.m., Roeder said.

The man sitting in the SUV was taken to the hospital, as well as two men in the U-Haul and one man who was sitting in the restaurant, Roeder said. None of them had major injuries, he said.

They were taken by ambulance separately with some of them going to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., and at least one of them going to the Wheaton Franciscan emergency room in Franklin at 10101 S. 27th St., Roeder said.

As of Wednesday morning, Lt. Brian Wall said the exact cause of how the SUV ended up being pushed into the restaurant was still under investigation, and no one had been ticketed.