Santa Barbara City firefighters and police responded to a reported U-Haul truck that collided with an office building operated by Rusty’s Pizza Monday afternoon.
There were no injuries reported but it appears the driver of the vehicle involved drove away after causing damage to a wooden beam above a carport entrance.
A Rusty’s employee said the office above the small carport, located at Carrillo and Bath streets, is an operations center for Rusty’s Pizza where operators process orders. There were employees working in that office at the time of the incident but business went on as usual following the collision.
The Rusty’s Pizza restaurant also remained open for business and was not impacted by this collision.
Firefighters remained on scene to assist with securing the broken wooden beam and provide some structure security until inspectors have an opportunity to assess the damage and repairs can be made.
The investigation is ongoing.