Driver In San Diego Crashes Into Vietnamese Restaurant

A car crashing through a glass window in a small business in a South Bay strip mall in National City has left multiple people injured on Tuesday afternoon.

KUSI in San Diego reports that the incident happened at approximately 2:00 p.m. at the Pho Cow 7 Vietnamese restaurant located in the 1000 block of Highland Avenue. The driver of a Lexus sedan crashed their vehicle through the ground to ceiling window at the front of the restaurant. Three people were eating their meal by the window when the crash occurred.

Two of the diners were transported to an area trauma center for treatment of minor to moderately serious injuries. The third diner was evaluated at the scene of the crash by EMS crew and declined to be taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The two people who were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash were uninjured.

Investigators believe that the driver of the Lexus may have become confused and put their vehicle in drive rather than reverse.

National City Fire Department Battalion Fire Chief, Robert Hernandez told reporters that inspectors did come to inspect any potential damage to the building. The chief inspector for the National City Building Department has determined that the structure in South Bay Plaza which houses multiple businesses did not suffer any damage other than to repair the broken glass at the front of the Pho Cow 7 restaurant.

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