3 hospitalized after car plows into outdoor dining area of Los Feliz restaurant

Three people were hospitalized Wednesday after a vehicle plowed into the outdoor dining area of a popular restaurant in Los Feliz, fire officials said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was called to an area near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vermont Avenue just after 12:30 p.m. 

The incident occurred at the popular HomeState restaurant that serves up Texas-inspired cuisine. 

The LAFD said the two victims, believed to be customers, were struck when a car slammed into the restaurant. Fire officials say the car traveled at least five feet into the structure.

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The two victims and the driver were all taken to a regional trauma center by LAFD paramedics.

The pedestrians, identified only as a 27-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were listed in serious condition. The 84-year-old driver’s condition is unknown.

Those who were inside the two-story building that contains apartments above the restaurant, as well as a retail store, were temporarily moved outdoors.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

No further information was immediately released.

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