Stolen car crashes into truck, taco shop

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Police say the driver of a stolen Subaru ran a red light and crashed into a truck before slamming into a taco shop in Escondido, leaving multiple people hurt late Thursday.

The Escondido Police Department said the investigation started in Oceanside, when two males stole a Subaru Forester at knifepoint, a police spokesperson told FOX 5. Someone called Escondido police a short time later and reported seeing a Subaru driving erratically.

The observe then reported seeing the small SUV run a red light around 10:15 p.m. and crash into a truck at Valley Parkway and Fig. The driver of the truck was ejected and had basic injuries, Escondido police said.

The Subaru veered off the road and crashed into Frida’s Fish Tacos at 675 E. Valley Parkway. Video from the scene showed the car in the middle of the restaurant with a field of broken glass and debris along the sidewalk and entrance.

Two men, two women and two children were inside the stolen Subaru, according to an Escondido police spokesperson. Several people inside the car were taken to the hospital, police said.

Two men ran off from the crash but were taken into custody by officers, the Escondido police spokesperson said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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