Car plows into restaurant

A driver crashed through a Chinese restaurant in Costa Mesa around lunchtime Friday, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to a report at 11:18 a.m. that a woman in a Toyota Camry drove about 20 to 25 feet into Golden Garden Chinese Food at 1505 E. Mesa Verde Drive, according to Battalion Chief Fred Seguin.

The woman was pulling into a parking spot in front of the restaurant when she continued into the building, Seguin said.

No one was injured in the crash. Damage was estimated at about $5,000.

The Gas. Co. checked the eatery's lines to make sure they were safely intact.

One employee said servers set up a table for 12 diners shortly after the accident.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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