Driver hits several cars before crashing into sushi restaurant

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SAN DIEGO -- A driver hit several vehicles in a car wash parking lot before crashing into a sushi restaurant Friday afternoon in Rancho Peñasquitos.

It happened shortly after 1 p.m. in the 9800 block of Carmel Mountain Road.

The woman behind the wheel of the SUV escaped with only minor injuries.

Police are investigating what caused the crash. A witness told FOX 5 that the driver said her accelerator stuck, causing her to lose control.

Customers inside Sushi Hana were evacuated. No other injuries were reported.

Construction crews and city inspectors worked for several hours to assess the damage and repair wooden beams. Repairs lasted through the evening, interrupting the dinner rush. Customers were turned away.

"We come here every Friday," Casey Ustick told FOX 5.  "I know this will be a bummer for them in regards to not having business tonight, so we hope that everybody still comes back tomorrow night."

According to a sign posted on the window, Sushi Hana expected to reopen the following day.

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