Terrible Accident Happened to A Japanese Restaurant in Perth

Posted July 8th, 2010 in Perth WA 2 Comments »

It was a tanabata day yesterday, and I was just thinking if I should be making a tanabata cake when I received a phone call from my friend.

“Matsuri Japanese restaurant in the city will be closed for awhile!”

Apparently there was a terrible accident happened yesterday at Matsuri Restaurant.  A car has crashed into a CAT bus before ploughing into the restaurant, sending diners running for cover.

At first I couldn’t believe the story, but the news was everywhere on tv, radio and internet. It was real!  Fortunately no one had serious injury, but it must have had been a shocking accident!

There were three customers sitting near the window and they had minor injuries.  I wonder how it’d be if it happened during the busy lunch time.

You can find out the full story about it at www.watoday.com.au.

(photos from www.watoday.com.au)

By the way, this morning I was told that the restaurant will still open.  They covered up the damaged window side with timbers and all the broken glasses were tidied up already.  There must be many people around Matsuri today who are curious to see what the restaurant looks like.

Oh, different subject, but a storm is going to hit Perth from today.  I REALLY REALLY hope there is no more hailing this time…  I mean, I wasn’t here last time when a huge hail storm attacked Perth, but if it happens again… IT IS NO GOOD.

At the moment it is 7:30, and the sky looks… ok.  Cloudy, but I can see the blue sky.  BUT, I remember people were saying that when last hail storm hit Perth the weather was fine too.  …Cross fingers..

2 Comments on “Terrible Accident Happened to A Japanese Restaurant in Perth”

  1. 1 Janelle Jae said at 10:37 am on July 12th, 2010:

    my family and i were planning on going to matsuri for dinner since it had been a long time since we last went, but when we called up, it went straight to voicemail! and then in the car on the way home from work, we heard what happened!

    it was really shocking…

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:40 am on July 12th, 2010:

    Hi Janelle,

    Wow, if it was one day earlier and you had made a booking for 07/July, you and your family might have had involved in the accident…

    I heard that Matsuri’s business went down after the accident, especially dinner time. No customer wants to sit near the window area.
    That’s why they decided to close the business for awhile. 🙁

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