Man hospitalized after driver crashes into Wrigley neighborhood pizzeria, fire officials say

A man was hospitalized Saturday night after a car crashed into a pizzeria in Long Beach’s Wrigley neighborhood, fire officials said.

Fire crews were called around 9 p.m. to the 400 block of Willow Street for a vehicle that had crashed into a building, department spokesperson Jack Crabtree said.

How the crash occurred was not immediately clear, however, Crabtree said witnesses explained that they were eating at the business when the car suddenly crashed into the building, causing debris to injure a man inside.

The man was transported by fire department personnel to a local hospital in serious but stable condition, Crabtree said, adding that the driver and another person were also assessed for injuries, but did not go to the hospital.

Pictures shared with the Post by the LBFD shows the wrecked four-door sedan on the curb, crashed into the side wall of Buono’s Pizzeria. Inside the restaurant, debris from glass, furniture and the walls can be seen all over the floor.

Debris from the crash that injured a man at Buono’s Pizzeria on Saturday, March 18. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Fire Department.

LBFD’s Urban Search and Rescue task force also responded to the scene to assist in stabilizing the building, Crabtree said.

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