ECHO PARK — A collision this afternoon on Sunset Boulevard involving three vehicles sent a parked pickup truck rolling over on its side and smashing into a sidewalk dining area in front of an Echo Park restaurant. No injuries were reported.
None of the tables outside Masa of Echo Park were occupied at the time of the collision, which took place after 2 p.m. at the corner of Sunset and Lemoyne Street. But the smashed truck blocked the entrance of the restaurant, which was forced to close as some patrons and staff left through the back.
“We didn’t hear any screeching, just a thud,” said restaurant co-owner Rhonda Reynolds. “I thought it was an earthquake.”
According to persons near the crash, a Honda Element traveling eastbound on Sunset struck the parked pickup truck, owned by a restaurant employee, which overturned and was thrown into the sidewalk. A second parked vehicle was also damaged.
The driver in the Element remained at the scene as police investigated the crash.
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