Man driving sedan crashes into Lauderhill restaurant on Sunday

A black Toyota sedan crashed into the China Sky restaurant on Commercial Boulevard in Lauderhill on Sunday afternoon, injuring the adult male driver, Lauderhill police told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The man, who sustained minor injuries in the crash, was transported to a hospital, but no other injuries were reported, spokesperson Sgt. Parys Thomas confirmed.

Officers responded to the crash at 2 p.m. Sunday at 7748 W. Commercial Blvd., according to a Lauderhill police statement.

The Toyota crash shattered the front windows of the Chinese takeout restaurant, Thomas said, adding that officers cleared the scene around 4:30 p.m.

Javier Rodriguez, a cook at Kings Original, a halal fried chicken joint next door, was in the back preparing food and said the crash “felt like an earthquake.”

“The whole building shook from the impact,” Rodriguez said, adding that he believed the car was a Toyota Camry. “It sounded like an explosion, like a boom.”

It was unclear whether any charges would be filed against the driver, and Lauderhill police declined to identify his name and city of residence.

“I don’t believe we’re releasing that as of yet,” Thomas said.

Multiple phone calls to China Sky went unanswered as of Sunday afternoon.

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