One Person Injured After Truck Barrels Into Mario Batali's Osteria Mozza
The restaurant's employee is recovering after the Saturday collision.
One Osteria Mozza employee was injured after a pickup truck crashed into the Los Angeles restaurant on Saturday afternoon, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The incident at the Hancock Park establishment was reported at 12:45 p.m. and was the result of a two-vehicle collision, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told THR.
The restaurant, located at the corner of Melrose Ave. and Highland Ave., was not open for business at the time. The worker suffered minor non-life threatening injuries, while the truck's driver declined medical attention.
The fire department shored up the building with wood to prevent it from collapsing, Humphrey said. Los Angeles Police officials are investigating the cause of the crash.
Osteria Mozza, owned and operated by The Chew star Mario Batali, MasterChef judge Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton, stated on its Twitter page that it would be closed Saturday for dinner service. Adjacent restaurant Pizzeria Mozza will remain open.
Tweets and photos can be seen below.
Due to unforeseen circumstances @OsteriaMozza will be closed this evening. call 323.297.0100 to rebook. We apologize for the inconvenience.— Osteria Mozza (@OsteriaMozza) April 18, 2015
UPDATE: There was a car crash into the front door of #osteriamozza. Everyone will be ok.— Osteria Mozza (@OsteriaMozza) April 18, 2015
Credit: Sudie Redmond
Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department