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A Jeep went completely through the entryway of Asian Comforts, 2121 Hamilton Blvd. Saturday. An employee of the massage parlor was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.  

SIOUX CITY | Police say a pedal mix-up caused a Jeep to smash through the front of a Chinese massage parlor Saturday inuring one employee of the business. 

Sioux City Police Sgt. Jay Hoogendyk said the female driver of the Jeep was pulling up to Asian Comforts, 2121 Hamilton Blvd. at 5 p.m. and hit the gas instead of the brake. 

"She thought she was braking, but instead, drove through the front of the business," he said. 

A male employee inside was hit by the car when it crashed into the business. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center-- Sioux City for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was not hurt, nor cited since it occurred on private property.

"It's more of a civil issue, where the owner of the building and insurance company decides something," Hoogendyk said. 

The entryway's extensive damages caused the fire department and the city's Urban Search and Rescue team to be called to examine the structural integrity of the building, which ended up passing muster.  

This is the second time in the past week a vehicle crashed through a Sioux City business. On Tuesday, a driver lost control of their SUV and went through Family Dollar, 1400 Jackson St. No injuries were reported. 

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