A vehicle struck the Sapphire Sushi, Hibachi & American Cuisine restaurant in Detroit Lakes on Wednesday causing damage to exterior and interior of the building.

At around 4:32 p.m., a 23-year-old woman said she had caught her foot underneath the brake pedal of her vehicle, which made it impossible to stop before striking the building, according to a police department incident report.

The car put a large hole in the exterior of the building and damaged a booth in the dining area.

The interior dining area of Sapphire restaurant in Detroit Lakes after a vehicle crashed into the outside of the building on Sept. 8, 2021. (submitted photo)
The interior dining area of Sapphire restaurant in Detroit Lakes after a vehicle crashed into the outside of the building on Sept. 8, 2021. (submitted photo)

One staff member said some customers had been using the same booth only 10 minutes earlier and it was a miracle no one was injured.

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The collision caused the restaurant to close early on Wednesday, but owners informed staff members they expected to be open for normal business hours on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.