Couple struck by car while eating lunch in downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A couple is recovering after being hit by a car while eating lunch in downtown Augusta.

It happened in front of Sports Center on Broad Street.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said the driver, 57-year-old Boyce Williams, made an illegal U-turn, then tried to park against the curb.

He hit the gas instead of the brakes, jumped the curb, and hit the couple, Joseph and Renee Howell. They were eating lunch on the sidewalk.

Joseph suffered a broken leg and was pinned between the building and the car. Renee was pinned under the vehicle. Both were transported to the hospital, along with the driver, who was cited for the incident.

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