Porsche crashes into Richmond's Thai House Restaurant

A Porsche SUV was pulled out of a Thai restaurant in Richmond Wednesday afternoon with nary a noodle on it, according to eyewitnesses.

Fortunately, an employee at Thai House Restaurant said no one from the restaurant was injured in the accident.

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Richmond RCMP and Richmond Fire Rescue attended the scene while the News was on site. Police later confirmed the accident was due to "driver error" and the driver, a woman in her 60s, was ticketed accordingly.

Employees at Tong Ren Tang traditional Chinese medicine shop next door said they were startled to hear the loud crash at around 2 p.m.

The vehicle jumped over a curb and smashed through a balcony gate, driving head on into the restaurant lobby.

One witness said she was surprised to see the vehicle barely had any significant marks on it.

With increased social media presence, Richmond drivers have frequently been reported to have driven through commercial storefronts.

In 2013, this driver crashed into a 7-11 at No.3 and Blundell

In 2015, a driver hit a Rietman's at Ironwood Plaza

In 2016, a Chinese cafe was damaged by this Toyota

Also in 2016, a vehicle was launched into a pet food supply store

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