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Building owner crashes car into Bortolami’s Pizzeria in Hazel Dell

By , Columbian county government and small cities reporter
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The driver of a dark-colored Toyota Camry reportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake while attempting to park in front of Bortolami's Pizzeria, a news release said. Firefighters put the car into neutral and rolled it back, freeing the pinned woman. (Clark Co.
The driver of a dark-colored Toyota Camry reportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake while attempting to park in front of Bortolami's Pizzeria, a news release said. Firefighters put the car into neutral and rolled it back, freeing the pinned woman. (Clark Co. Fire District 6 ) Photo Gallery

A woman was taken to the hospital after being pinned by a car that crashed into a Hazel Dell pizza restaurant Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 2:45 p.m. to Bortolami’s Pizzeria, 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave. A dark-colored Toyota Camry had crashed into the restaurant and pinned a woman into a counter, according to a news release from Clark County Fire District 6. She was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Camry accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake while attempting to park in front of the restaurant, the news release said. Firefighters put the car into neutral and rolled it back, freeing the pinned woman.

The woman was conscious, alert and breathing, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office news release. She was taken to the hospital roughly 10 minutes after emergency crews responded, Fire District 6 spokesman Dave Schmitke said.

“This could have been a lot worse than what it was,” Schmitke said.

The Camry was driven by a 79-year-old woman who is also the building’s owner, according to the sheriff’s office. She was “shaken but otherwise uninjured,” the news release said.

Electrical power was restored to the building, the news release said. No law enforcement action is planned, according to the sheriff’s office.

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