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Developing: Car Crashes Into Encino Restaurant*

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*Update 5:00 p.m.*
A beige Lexus SUV attempting to enter into the neighboring commercial building couldn't complete the turn, and mistakenly hit the accelerator rather than the brake. The motion sent the driver on a diagonal path through the awning of Barry's Tickets, then through the patio and front of Tokyo Ice, a sushi restaurant at 16161 Ventura Blvd. The business was preparing for its 5 o'clock opening and was therefore empty, save for the owner, who was hurt and transferred to the hospital, which is conveniently located in the same block as the accident. The driver appears to be unhurt, but major damage was done to the restaurant and another nearby vehicle was hit.

4:07 p.m.
A car has crashed into a restaurant located at 16161 Ventura Boulevard in Encino. The building houses medical offices as well as restaurants, including Mika and Tokyo Ice, both sushi restaurants. It is unclear at this time what caused the accident or if anyone was injured.

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