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Car crashes into Newport Beach bar

A Toyota Prius crashed into the side of a well-known bar on the Balboa Peninsula on Monday morning, resulting in significant damage but no injuries, authorities said.

Just after 9 a.m., Newport Beach police responded to reports that a vehicle had jumped a curb and slammed into the side of Cassidy’s Bar & Grill at 2603 Newport Blvd. The car bore the logo of AAA Emergency Services.

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FOR THE RECORD

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The original version of this story stated incorrectly that the vehicle was an SUV. In fact, it was a Prius.

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The cost of the damage to the building was not immediately known.

The driver remained at the scene. No arrests were made.

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Newport Beach City Council candidate Mike Glenn launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help bar employees who are expected to be out of work for weeks. By Tuesday afternoon, the campaign had raised $2,285, exceeding its $1,000 goal.

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Hannah Fry, hannah.fry@latimes.com

Twitter: @HannahFryTCN


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