1 person injured after car crashes into outdoor seating of New Haven restaurant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — One person received minor injuries after being struck by a car that crashed into the outdoor seating area of a popular New Haven restaurant Friday afternoon.

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A car crashed onto the sidewalk of College Street in front of Pacifico Friday.
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A Report-It photo sent in by Hannah shows the car on the sidewalk of College Street in front of the Pacifico Restaurant, located at 220 College Street.

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Emergency responders are on the scene. New Haven Police Public Information Officer David Hartman spoke with News 8, and said that thankfully, no one was sitting at those tables at the time of the crash.

Thankfully, and amazingly, there was nobody sitting at any of those tables and chairs. There was one person however, I just found out, that was struck by the vehicle as it came down the street… This could have been horrific.

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Hartman also said the driver has been cooperative as they conduct their investigation.

We don’t anticipate that there was any intent for this to happen. We talked with the driver, and she’s been quite cooperative. It’ll take some time with the investigation into this crash to make a determination as to what happened.

A light pole was damaged in the crash. College Street is closed between Chapel and Crown Streets for emergency crews to clear the scene and allow utility crews to repair the damaged light.