Car hits Pizza Hut building in Bury St Edmunds town centre

The Pizza Hut building, which was damaged after being hit by a car. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

The Pizza Hut building, which was damaged after being hit by a car. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant

Damage has been caused to the Pizza Hut building in Bury St Edmunds town centre after it was hit by a car this morning.

The Pizza Hut building, which was damaged after being hit by a car. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

The Pizza Hut building, which was damaged after being hit by a car. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant

The incident, witnessed by shoppers in the town, took place around 10.40am when the car struck the Cornhill building as it was turning right into Woolhall Street.

The driver, an elderly woman, was not hurt and no-else was injured in the incident.

The Pizza Hut building, which was damaged after being hit by a car. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

The Pizza Hut building, which was damaged after being hit by a car. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant

The car appeared to scrape the building as it was turning right, according to eye witnesses.

The drain pipe on the side of the building was badly damaged and debris from the vehicle was scattered along the street following the incident.

Debris from the car which struck the Pizza Hut building in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

Debris from the car which struck the Pizza Hut building in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant


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Police were called but it is not yet known if there is any structural damage to the Pizza Hut building.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “We were called to reports of a single-vehicle collision at Pizza Hut in Bury St Edmunds this morning.

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“There are no reported injuries and police are currently on the scene.”

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