Vehicle crashes into Rookies bar in West Fargo

WEST FARGO - A vehicle crashed through the front entry of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill here shortly after noon Wednesday, Dec. 7, but no one was reported injured, West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller said.The original call came in about 12:08 p.m., F...

 

WEST FARGO - A pickup crashed through the front entry of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill here shortly after noon Wednesday, Dec. 7, but no one was reported injured, police and fire department officials said.

An unnamed 17-year-old female mistook the gas pedal for the brake and drove the pickup into the bar, Police Sgt Patrick Hanson said.

The original call for aid came in about 12:08 p.m., Fire Chief Dan Fuller said. The fire department was called to the bar and grill at 715 13th Ave. E. about 12:46 p.m., he said.

When firefighters arrived, they found the entire truck inside the building, he said.

“The whole wall was gone” for the front entry, Fuller said.

The responding fire crew turned off the electricity, made sure it was safe for a tow truck to pull the truck out of the building, then helped put up a tarpaulin over the front of the structure to keep snow out.