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Chinese restaurant crash
A large delivery truck rolled out of a loading dock and into the side of an Eltham Chinese restaurant on Saturday morning (2 March).
CFA Operations Officer Gavin Wright said goods were being unloaded from the truck at the Aldi supermarket when it started to roll forward.
"The truck has smashed into the side of the restaurant, gone through windows and done considerable damage," he said.
"The driver chased the truck and skinned his knee but, luckily, no-one was in the restaurant and there were no serious injuries.
"The shire structural engineer is now looking at the impact on the building, especially to the roof.
"CFA and SES crews initially helped stabilise the building and have since been waiting for a heavy haulage vehicle to arrive to remove the truck."
Power to the building was turned off as a precaution and a washaway conducted.