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Customers return to Tea Time after driver crashes through window

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Photos courtesy of Finayat on Twitter

A popular Tea Time shop near Ramada signal appears to be as busy as ever, despite an accident last night in which a Qatar resident crashed his car through the storefront’s window.

Speaking to Doha News, the karak shop’s manager said the incident happened around 11:30pm, when a customer left the restaurant, returned to his vehicle and accidentally accelerated forward instead of reversing his car.

The man was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer and was with his wife and child when the car ploughed about a meter into the shop, which is adjacent to the Jarir Bookstore plaza, witnesses said.

Tea Time
Tea Time

No one was injured in the accident, and the customer was not arrested, the manager added.

This morning, all the broken glass appeared to have been swept away, and one of the large floor-to-ceiling windows was replaced with drywall and wooden boards.

Business appeared to be continuing normally, as several customers could be observed sitting inside the shop, while employees ran out to serve patrons in their cars.

Other crashes

While such car crashes are relatively rare in Qatar, they do appear to be happening more frequently and often gain a lot of public attention.

For example, in April, a car crashed into the front window of a Qatar Islamic Bank branch in Al Rayyan.

And in January, a shop worker sustained serious injuries after an SUV parked outside his Bin Omran store suddenly accelerated and drove into him, knocking him to the ground.

California Tortilla accident
California Tortilla accident

Meanwhile, last February, a video of a silver sedan crashing through a Ferrari/Maserati showroom at the Pearl-Qatar went viral.

And a month before that, a large white SUV crashed into California Tortilla, shattering the restaurant’s front window and damaging a nearby car.

Such reckless driving incidents often spark renewed conversations about road safety in Qatar, where traffic accident are among the leading causes of death.

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qatari
qatari
5 years ago

yeah, no LC on site this time. guess doha do attract bad drivers .LOL

Saeed Ahmad Khan
Saeed Ahmad Khan
5 years ago
Reply to  qatari

Not bad driver. He was confused between d and r

qatari
qatari
5 years ago

when you shift the car gear while parking, you must have your foot on the brakes , not the gas.

Coco
Coco
5 years ago
Reply to  qatari

Yeah bad news travels fast 🙂

qatari
qatari
5 years ago
Reply to  Coco

you guys shouldn’t talk to much to your friends . HAHA

Saleem
Saleem
5 years ago

For those of you who feel insecure about how you perform academically or on tests generally, be grateful that at least you are able to distinguish your “Ds” from your “Rs”.. .

sicti
sicti
5 years ago
Reply to  Saleem

Too complicated. Just close your eyes and chose one :))))

Rahul
Rahul
5 years ago

Is the driver liable for damages to the cafe?

sicti
sicti
5 years ago
Reply to  Rahul

Not if it’s window’s fault 🙂

ThePattern
ThePattern
5 years ago
Reply to  sicti

yeah, the window should not have been there in the first place

Gaus
Gaus
5 years ago
Reply to  ThePattern

It could be the driver’s mobile which is liable for damages!!!

Yacine
Yacine
5 years ago
Reply to  Rahul

of course

Michkey
Michkey
5 years ago
Reply to  Rahul

Sue the windows. It’s an evil invention of Bill Gates.

Not Drinking The Cool-Aid
Not Drinking The Cool-Aid
5 years ago

who needs drunk drivers when you have idiots?

ThisOne
ThisOne
5 years ago

When you need your karak, you need your karak. No time to waste

sicti
sicti
5 years ago
Reply to  ThisOne

Karak is essence of life. Nobody is allowed to put himself between a man and his karak, not even a shop window!!!

Faizah
Faizah
5 years ago

There’s way too much dangerous road-rage here in Qatar; people usually seem to be taking their sweet time when they walk, but when it comes to driving, they’re always in a big rush to go nowhere; sadly, there seems to be a sense of arrogance & entitlement, so pathetic.

ThePattern
ThePattern
5 years ago

“The man was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer and was with his wife and child when the car ploughed about a meter into the shop, which is adjacent to the Jarir Bookstore plaza, witnesses said.”

A result of karak hangover.

Bornrich
Bornrich
5 years ago

“But I thought this was a Drive Thru service”

Grantley
Grantley
5 years ago
Reply to  Bornrich

more like Drive In service…..

Dominic James
Dominic James
5 years ago

Accident is accident but there’s a lot of reckless and unlearned drivers here in doha 75%

Maher
Maher
5 years ago

Every single “park outside and honk and wait to be served” shops in doha have this danger looming around them at all times.
There should be a law that enforces the installation of columns on the side walk between the cars and the shop front.

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