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Driver smashes into Greenwich Village outdoor-dining area

A driver slammed into a Greenwich Village restaurant’s outdoor dining area Wednesday.

The 61-year-old driver, who has not been named, pulled out of a Thompson Street parking garage and smashed their black Mercedes Benz into the outdoor dining area at Cuba Restaurant shortly after 4:30 p.m., police said.

Police said the man lost control of the vehicle while trying to make a right turn onto Thompson Street. The car slammed through a divider and sent chairs flying at the eatery, but no diners or pedestrians were injured, police said.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

He was taken into custody and police said charges were pending.

Cops responded to the scene, between West 3rd Street and Bleecker Street, after receiving a 911 call, the department said.

The crash comes as more Big Apple restaurants are banking on outdoor dining areas to keep them afloat amid social-distancing restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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