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Three hospitalized after car slams into Los Feliz restaurant

First responders at the scene, where a car slammed through the outdoor dining area of a Los Feliz restaurant
First responders at the scene, where a car slammed through the outdoor dining area of a Los Feliz restaurant, sending three people to the hospital.
(KTLA)

At least three people were hospitalized on Wednesday after a car slammed through the outdoor dining area of a Los Feliz restaurant, officials said.

The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Hollywood Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Two people believed to be restaurant patrons, a man and woman both 27 years old, are in serious condition. The condition of the car’s 84-year-old driver, who was also injured, is unknown.

Humphrey could not confirm the name of the business where the crash occurred. Aerial footage captured by a KTLA Channel 5 helicopter appears to show the location as Hotel Covell, a popular boutique hotel with a wine bar called Bar Covell on the ground floor.

Calls to the business were not immediately answered.

The car crashed about 5 to 10 feet into the restaurant, striking and injuring the two patrons, Humphrey said.

It was not immediately clear whether the patrons were inside the building or “dining al fresco,” he said.

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All occupants of the two-story building above the restaurant, as well as the downstairs business, have been moved outside until the building can be assessed for structural integrity, Humphrey said.

The block is a popular shopping and dining area and is also home to restaurant HomeState and coffee shop Go Get Em Tiger.

A HomeState employee, who asked not to be named, said he heard a loud noise at the time of the crash.

“It’s been pretty dramatic,” he said.

Workers at both restaurants said none of their patrons were injured.


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