SUV crashes into Pasta Pomodoro in San Jose

    Pasta Pomodoro's new drive-thru experiment is a smashing success.

    Pasta Pomodora's new drive-thru experiment is a smashing success.
    Pasta Pomodora's new drive-thru experiment is a smashing success.
    Pasta Pomodora's new drive-thru experiment is a smashing success.
    Pasta Pomodoro's new drive-thru experiment is a smashing success.

    We’re not sure this is exactly the future of the fast food drive-in, and it’s definitely not the kind of mash-up we’re used to seeing here.

    Around noon time today in South San Jose this white 4-door Toyota RAV reportedly smashed into a local Pasta Pomodoro restaurant. These photos seem to apparently (somewhat) corroborate the on-the-ground reports.

    Shattered glass was seen across the sidewalk and parking lot. According to SJPD there were no injuries.

    An employee at a local postal center said she heard a loud crash.

    “It was really loud. This is crazy. Just about a month ago, a car smashed through the sandwich shop a few stores down from Pasta Pomodoro,” she said pointing across the mall. “I’m never sitting at a window table again.”

    No word yet on the reason for the crash, although an officer on the scene was heard mentioning a stuck accelerator.

    The accident took place at the mall at the intersection of San Felipe Rd. and Yerba Buena Rd. in San Jose.

    Toyota partners with Pasta Pomodoro on new fast food concept.
    Toyota partners with Pasta Pomodoro on new fast food concept.

    Photo credit: Clinton Stark.

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    • Nick

      So why does SJSU have any say in this…?

      • Monica Turner

        I guess because we love our local educational institutions!  :) Thanks Nick, typo fixed, that would be SJPD, not SJSU.

    • Erica Welch

      Correct. there were no serious injuries =  but we were quite shaken. It was a very surreal experience for the four of us (my mom and my two kids and me). It was an experience that never has to happen again! We are very thankful that no one was sitting at the bar, which was what stopped us from going in any further.

      • Glad to hear Erica! I was the one that took these photos. What happened, mechanical failure of some kind?

        • Keahwelch3

          Hey Clinton – if you have move pictures, will you please send them to keahwelch3 @@aol:disqus .com – we didn’t get any. (not by twitter – although FB would work?
          My mom’s foot slipped of the brake, but she thought it was still on the brake.