Vehicle crashes into restaurant next to College of the Sequoias

A vehicle crashed into the Chiquitos Mexican Food restaurant on the southern edge of College of the Sequoias in Visalia, causing structural damage to the building.

Police said the crash happened shortly after noon Friday as a vehicle was heading east on the 1900 block of West Tulare Avenue. The driver crashed into the restaurant, continued through an adjacent parking lot of a 24-hour fitness center and then hit a parked car.

The driver was not injured but was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center following the crash. No one else was hurt in the collision, including two employees who were inside the restaurant at the time of the crash. There were no customers inside Chiquitos because College of the Sequoias is on spring break.

The Visalia Police Department’s Motor Unit is investigating the accident, but alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.