Pickup Truck Plows Into Hollywood Restaurant; One Worker Injured

HOLLYWOOD (CNS/FOX 11) - One worker was injured when a pickup truck and another vehicle crashed, and the pickup careened into the entrance of a restaurant in the Hancock Park area.

The injured person was working in Osteria Mozza, 6602 Melrose Ave. about 12:45 p.m. as the eatery was preparing to open. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was in good condition when taken to a hospital after the pickup slammed into the building, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The pickup truck driver remained at the scene and declined to be taken to a hospital, Humphrey said.

Forty-four firefighters responded to the scene as there was some structural compromise, and building and safety officials were summoned, Humphrey said.

Osteria Mozza announced via its Twitter account that it would not open for business this evening.

An immediately adjoining eatery, Pizzeria Mozza at 641 Highland Ave., was initially thought to have been the business involved, but it was not affected, Humphrey said.

Both businesses are owned and operated by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich, according to the Mozza Restaurant Group website.

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