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Three injured after car slams into National City restaurant

Posted at 3:01 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 20:09:22-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- Three people were injured after a car slammed into a National City restaurant Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened on the 1000 block of Highland Avenue in National City at the Pho 7 Cow restaurant around 2 p.m.

An employee of a nearby jewelry store said scene was chaotic, describing the vehicle as going all the way into the building.

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The owner of the restaurant says two customers and an employee were injured in the crash.

Their condition is unknown at this time, but a witness said they didn’t appear serious.

Roughly 20 people were eating lunch when the car crashed into the front of the restaurant, according to the owner.

Surveillance video from inside the restaurant shows the car plow through the front and into a large aquarium near the door. 10News learned all of the fish inside the aquarium died.

The owner said the woman driving the car may have accidentally pushed the gas instead of the brake.

Inspectors from the city and fire department arrived shortly after the crash to check out the building. The owner was told the structure is sound.