Three people were injured Wednesday evening after an SUV crashed into a downtown Battle Ground restaurant.
Clark County Fire District 3 responded shortly after 7 p.m. to the Margarita Factory at the corner of East Main Street and North Parkway Avenue.
Firefighters, with the help of the Battle Ground Police Department and AMR, provided medical aid to the driver and sole occupant of the SUV, according to a fire department news release.
Two patrons at the restaurant suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, and one of them was evaluated at a hospital, according to the police department.
Crews used extrication tools to free the driver, and the building was shored up to prevent collapse, the fire agency said.
Battle Ground police have not yet determined what caused the crash, but a press release states officers believe the driver was suffering from a medical emergency.
A city building official evaluated the restaurant because of damage to the building’s main support post. The damaged portion has been temporarily reinforced, and officials have allowed the restaurant to reopen with limited access to the west side of the dining room, the police press release states.
Once the building’s southwest corner is repaired and the restaurant receives an approved inspection, the business will be allowed to fully reopen.