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Multiple people injured as truck crashes into side of Santa Barbara restaurant

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Multiple people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries after a pickup truck crashed into the side of a Santa Barbara restaurant Saturday afternoon.

At around 12:40 p.m., firefighters and AMR responded to Carlito's Café y Cantina at 1324 State Street after a pickup truck went off the roadway.

The white Toyota Tacoma was traveling on State Street when -- for reasons that are unclear -- the truck went onto the sidewalk, sheared a utility pole and collided with the restaurant.

A handful of people on the sidewalk were injured and taken to the hospital. The driver was also injured.

The incident is under investigation.


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