UPDATE: WESH 2 News has shared that the driver is 45-year-old Jackson Click. Read more HERE.

Around 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, a man drove his Dodge Ram pickup into the front of The Hideaway Bar (Facebook Website) in Ivanhoe Village.

According to eyewitnesses and staff who were working during the incident, a patron who had been “mean-mugging” some other guests at the bar got into an argument and some (likely four-letter) words were exchanged. That unidentified man then left the bar and got into his truck, which was parked in front of Factur (Website), the tool-sharing/makerspace warehouse next door, and proceeded to leave.

On the way out of the lot, he backed into a light post, then pulled forward and hit a construction fence located on the other side of Virginia Drive, before turning the wheel and driving full force through the front patio, through the front wall, and into the bar.

PHOTO VIA STEVEN HARRAR

According to Hideaway management, five people were brought to the hospital, not including the driver. One of those individuals, a young woman who was sitting near the entrance where the truck crashed into the building, according to staff, was unconscious when paramedics arrived. The status of those individuals was not known at the time of this post. No staff were injured.

The unnamed driver appeared unharmed, though he failed a breathalyzer at the scene and was taken away by Orlando Police officers. The truck was removed and cleanup had already started to try to temporarily close the hole in the wall. Pending inspections, the Hideaway Bar team hopes to be open relatively soon, provided it is safe for customers to return.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. Dude was completely wasted as we sat down next to him at the bar – stared at my friend not saying a word to any of us – left the bar then promptly returned 10 minutes later in his POS dodge Ram. He was trying to kill me and my 2 buddies. There was no fight or altercation in the bar. He just got up, said something to the female bartender and the rest of the article is correct. My 2 buddies are pressing charges. I left before someone pulled out a gun. Guy needs to go away for a long time.

  2. All Chrysler/Dodge/Ram vehicles should be required to have a million$$ dollars worth of liability insurance with a certificate of full coverage attached to the rear window. These cars are under-engineered and exist only to make noise, do burnouts and to demonstrate red-neck heritage.

  3. Throw a table cloth over the hood of the truck and another table just opened up…..
    I didnt know you guys had a drive thru……
    Somebody call for an uber?…..