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UPDATE: No Injuries after Dump Truck Crashes into Mari Luna

Manager: On Monday morning the front of Mari Luna Restaurant in Pikesville was destroyed.

UPDATE (2:31 p.m.)—A building inspector has been called in to determine the extent of structural damage to Mari Luna Latin Grille after a dump truck crashed through the storefront Monday.

There were no serious injuries, according to Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

"The driver got out of the vehicle and was walking around," she said.

Mari Luna Restaurant remained closed Monday, according to restaurant staff.

"The whole front is destroyed," including the windows and the front door, Salvador Khadra, manager, said Monday morning.

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The truck was a small dump truck, he said, and it crashed through the front door and windows, from Pikesville's main street, Reisterstown Road.

The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. Monday, Armacost said.

The restaurant, located at 1010 Reisterstown Road, will not be open today, but it might open Tuesday, Khadra said.

The Pikesville precinct of Baltimore County police was the first responder on the scene, but the department's Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit is handling the investigation.

Mari Luna is in the district of downtown Pikesville that is part of the county's Pikesville Redevelopment Plan. It's newer construction meets Pikesville Streetscape Guidelines.

Thanks to Ayme Smith Lederman for submitting photos.

Stay with Pikesville Patch for updates.

The day after. When will Mari Luna reopen? Read the follow-up story: Mari Luna Suffers Structural Damage after Truck Crash.

Police: Second Driver Responsible for Truck Crashing into Restaurant.

Neily j March 04, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I'm glad it wasn't the good Mari Luna!!!
Jackie March 04, 2013 at 07:06 PM
@Nelly j: Oh? Which one is the best? I might like to try them out.
Jason Calvert March 04, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Yes, the Mexican grille is much better. :)
louis william lee March 04, 2013 at 10:23 PM
LOUIE I helped the driver out of his truck, glad he is OK
MAURICIO BARREIRO March 04, 2013 at 10:50 PM
THIS is the good Mari Luna, Taco Bellers!
Janet Metzner March 04, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Louis, that's great that you helped him out after the crash. Did you see it, too?
Janet Metzner March 04, 2013 at 11:17 PM
There's more conversation going on about the Mari Luna crash on Pikesville Patch's Facebook Page. http://www.facebook.com/PikesvillePatch/posts/552482191452094?comment_id=5929893&ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment
Janet Metzner March 10, 2013 at 07:29 AM
Police: Second Driver Responsible for Truck Crashing into Restaurant. Read the story: http://patch.com/A-290S
Red Dolphin March 11, 2013 at 01:33 AM
what company was the truck from ?

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