One hospitalized after vehicle smashes into Englewood restaurant

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A vehicle crashed into an Englewood building early Sunday morning, damaging it and the restaurant that was impacted, South Metro Fire Rescue said..

Photo: South Metro Fire Rescue

The crash happened at Pino’s Place restaurant at 1400 E. Hampden Ave.

The vehicle caused only cosmetic damage to the store and the building’s structural integrity remained intact.

The vehicle was severely damaged and the front was nearly completely destroyed by the impact.

Photo: South Metro Fire Rescue

A Facebook message said the restaurant would be closed for two days.

Officials said one person was taken to the hospital, but the identity of the driver was not released. The driver’s condition is not known.

Photo: South Metro Fire Rescue

It’s unclear whether drugs, alcohol or speeding played a role in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.