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SALT LAKE CITY — A woman was injured when the vehicle she was driving crashed into a restaurant near 700 South and State Street Tuesday afternoon.
Salt Lake Police Lt. Mike Hatch said the collision also caused a gas leak, which forced emergency officials to close State Street to traffic for a couple of hours.
Update on State Street gas leak- Leak has been shut off, Fire Department crews are clearing adjacent structures of residual gas, road expected to reopen within 2-3 hours. pic.twitter.com/DfZYXjypXt— Salt Lake City Fire Department (@slcfire) December 4, 2018
Hatch said the driver had a medical emergency, causing her to lose control of her car and crash into Sapa Sushi Bar and Asian Grill, 722 S. State, shortly before 4 p.m.
The crash broke a gas meter, and the restaurant and business nearby were evacuated while crews worked to shut off the gas and clear the area.
Hatch said the woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition but was expected to be OK.