SUV driver crashes into Newbury Park Chipotle, nearly hits employee

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (KABC) -- A driver slammed into a Chipotle in Newbury Park Wednesday morning, running into the queue area and barely missing an employee, authorities say.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened around 9:34 a.m. - less than 30 minutes before the restaurant opened.

Photos from the scene show the vehicle coming to a rest near the mobile order pick up area after smashing through a window and leaving a gaping hole in the side of the building near the entrance.

The SUV, with California vanity plates that read "YUUR OUT", missed the Chipotle worker by only about two feet, according to the sheriff's department.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

Ventura County Fire crews and Thousand Oaks police also responded to the scene, as well as a building and safety team to assess the damage.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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