Zucco Leeds 'heartbroken' as restaurant is smashed up following car crash on Meanwood Road

A 'heartbroken' team at Zucco in Meanwood have shared pictures of the damage to their restaurant following a car crash on the road outside.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 11:11 am
Zucco Leeds shared pictures of the damage on its Facebook page (photos: Zucco)

The restaurant took to its social media page at around 5am on Tuesday to report that a car had driven "straight into the restaurant".

It told customers that the restaurant was likely to be "closed for the foreseeable future" while the damage is repaired.

In a further update at 7am, the team at Zucco said it "breaks their hearts" to see the restaurant like this after just being able to reopen, but "luckily no one was hurt".

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West Yorkshire Police said that a man had been taken to hospital as a precaution but wasn't injured.

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the crash and are asking for anyone with information or dashcam footage to make contact.

Zucco told the Yorkshire Evening Post that it will "be back open soon hopefully, it's just horrible timing".

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called shortly before 3.30am this morning (Tuesday May 25) to reports that a white BMW car had collided with a building on Meanwood Road, Meanwood.

"A man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, was taken to hospital as a precaution but was not injured.

"An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is being carried out.

"Anyone who was in the area with information or dashcam footage which could aid the police in their enquiries is asked to make contact."

Zucco's initial Facebook post said: "To all our customers, a major car crash has happened on meanwood road and unfortunately a car has drove straight into the restaurant, we’re likely to be closed for the foreseeable future while we get this sorted. We’ll provide more information when we know more."

This was followed by: "It breaks our hearts seeing the restaurant like this after just being able to reopen but as you can see there’s been a big crash into the front of our restaurant, luckily no one was hurt but it looks like we are going to be closed for a while again... We promise we’ll be back as soon as possible but as this has never happened to us before we have no idea when #drivesafe"