SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A driver was injured after careening his pickup truck through an eatery in South Los Angeles Wednesday night.

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At approximately 10:22 p.m., a truck crashed into Paseo San Miguel, a Salvadorian restaurant located at 3723 S. Western Ave. The truck slammed through the front door and then continued through the dining area, before emerging through a back wall, leaving a gaping hole.

The restaurant was closed at the time and no one inside was hurt. The driver and sole occupant, who was not named, was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

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It is unclear if drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the crash, which remains under investigation.

The damage to the restaurant was extensive. There was no word on whether it would reopen Thursday.

  1. Trevor Frith says:

    Another right foot pedal error, part of the right foot braking epidemic? If so let’s make sure we blame the driver, especially if they are a women or old (over 40!). Never blame the guys in charge of driver legislation and training who set the driver up to fail. They forced this driver to brake an automatic transmission vehicle with only the right foot. They did this knowing they had 0 Scientific Justification and that right foot braking is too complicated and difficult to mentally maintain with age, inefficient (poor stopping distance) and dangerous (subject to right foot pedal error) compared to the simpler and safer (But girly!) left foot braking method. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058and 812 431 (spaces required). NHTSA refuses to use the term “right foot pedal errors” but instead calls it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the drivers for not being experts. Score to date, 150,000 dead (7 Every Day), millions injured, and billions in costs. The price male drivers, both in and out of government, are prepared to pay to maintain their systemic belief in a “Killer” braking method based on the scientific foundation of, “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about which braking method is safer but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods and continue to produce misinformation about other proposed braking methods. Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?

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