One Hospitalized After Minivan Crashes Into Valley Restaurant

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Several people were treated, one with serious injuries, after a vehicle crashed into a business in Valley Village Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Van Into RestaurantThe minivan containing a driver and two passengers crashed through the glass storefront of the restaurant just after 2 p.m., according to an alert sent out by the fire department’s Erik Scott.

Twenty-three firefighters and three ambulances were responding, Scott said.

Five patients were evaluated at the scene, and one was taken to a local hospital in serious condition with injuries to his or her extremities, Scott said.

There was damage to the glass and aluminum framing, Scot said..

The business, in the 5200 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard (map), appeared to be a Chinese-Thai restaurant, aerial video showed. A white Toyota minivan was lodged halfway into the restaurant.

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