Chip's stays open after SUV hits building

Firefighters peer into Chip's Family Restaurant after an SUV crashed into the building on Tunxis Hill Cutoff Sunday, Sept. 15. (Doingitlocal.com photo)

Firefighters peer into Chip’s Family Restaurant after an SUV crashed into the building on Tunxis Hill Cutoff Sunday, Sept. 15. (Doingitlocal.com photo)

Chip’s remained open after an SUV struck the building at 525 Tunxis Hill Cutoff around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

No customers were sitting near the windows that the Lexus SUV drove into.

No one, including the driver and a passenger, was injured.

Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Curry told DoingItLocal.com that firefighters thoroughly checked the building and found no structural damage, although the SUV came within inches of hitting a structural support beam.

The restaurant was able to board up the windows and continue to operate without any lost business.

The driver was ticketed and the  SUV was able to drive away from the scene with minimal front end damage.

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