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Hit and run vehicle collides with restaurant on PCH in Seal Beach

During an overnight rainstorm, a driver traveling on Pacific Coast Highway lost control of the vehicle causing it to collide with a local restaurant. The driver fled the scene prior to police arrival.

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at about 1:42 am, the Seal Beach Police Department responded to a call of a burglary alarm at the Taco Surf restaurant located at 16281 Pacific Coast Highway. When officers arrived, they learned that the business had not been burglarized but discovered significant structural damage to the exterior of the closed and unoccupied business.

Significant structural damage to the Taco Surf restaurant in Seal Beach was caused by a pickup truck whose drive lost control. Courtesy photo.
Significant structural damage to the Taco Surf restaurant in Seal Beach was caused by a pickup truck whose drive lost control. Courtesy photo.

Evidence at the scene indicated that a vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, collided with the business. A review of the the restaurant’s video surveillance system showed a vehicle driving northbound on Pacific Coast Highway, hydroplaning across several lanes of traffic, spinning out of control, and colliding with the building. After the collision, the driver fled the scene northbound on Pacific Coast Highway.

Investigators believe the suspect vehicle is an older model, light grey or silver pick-up truck, with an extended cab and tinted windows. The vehicle sustained major collision damage to the entire right passenger side.

The Seal Beach Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this vehicle and driver. If you have any information related to this incident, please contact Officer Erin Enos at [email protected] or (562) 799-4100 ext. 1605.

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.