Clearwater’s Wild Ride: 22-Year-Old’s Car Crashes Through Restaurant and Dentist


Clearwater’s early risers were startled on Sunday as a 22-year-old woman’s car careened out of control, crashing into a dental office and a nearby restaurant.

At around 6:43 a.m. on Sunday’s morning, Trejo’s 2010 Hyundai Sonata, seemingly with a mind of its own, veered across the median, traversed the eastbound lanes, and, in a dramatic twist, crashed through the front door of Greenberg Dental before coming to a halt inside Skyline Chili next door.

Courtesy: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Thankfully, the dental office and restaurant were empty, sparing any potential injuries.

Clearwater Police swiftly responded to the scene, charging Trejo with driving under the influence.

Courtesy: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

While the early morning crash left the strip shopping center with a story to tell, it also prompted city workers to ensure the building’s front was secure.

Clearwater residents buzzed about the unusual wake-up call, expressing relief that this unexpected automotive detour didn’t harm anyone.

As the sun rose over the bay, the city grappled with the aftermath of a DUI-fueled escapade that turned a typical Sunday morning into anything but routine.