Eight people were hospitalized Friday after a car crashed into a Chipotle restaurant during lunchtime in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.
The collision was reported at 1:51 p.m. at 4550 W. Pico Blvd., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The vehicle hit the storefront “horizontally and did not penetrate into restaurant,” Stewart said.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed a black Mercedes-Benz sedan in front of the restaurant, with first responders working in the parking lot.
A family of four reported minor injuries and was hospitalized, as were two patients with chest pain, one patient with a head injury, and one patient with a neck or back injury, Stewart said.
The age and gender of the patients was not immediately available.
The unidentified driver was able to climb out of the car through the passenger door.
The restaurant suffered only cosmetic damage, she said.
The Chipotle location is on the top level, facing parking spots, of a shopping center called Midtown Crossing.