‘Vanderpump Rules’: Lisa Vanderpump Says the PUMP Car Accident Could Have Been Deadly
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department shared that the driver lost control of the vehicle and it crashed through the front window of the restaurant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The Ferrari slammed through Pump at the intersection of Santa Monica and Robertson in West Hollywood just after 2 p.m. on Sunday,” Ken Todd, Vanderpump’s husband shared with The Hollywood Reporter. “One girl was slightly injured and taken to the hospital with cuts. We are very lucky that everyone else was uninjured and safe while dining during Sunday brunch.” Vanderpump from Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen where she shared additional details about the accident.
The accident could have been deadly
Vanderpump offered insight into the crash during the WWHL After Show. “That could have been potentially … we found out when we saw the tape back that four people were sitting there,” she said. “And it went right through the middle of them.” Host Andy Cohen and Lala Kent, who also appeared on the show looked completely shocked.
“Yeah, the guy wasn’t drunk, of course, we knew straight away,” she says. “They took him away. But he wasn’t drunk, it was just an accident.” Vanderpump says shrugging. “I think he did a U-turn. You know what, thank God no one was hurt.” Kent gasped as she learned the additional details.
Singer Lance Bass also appeared on the show. “I think he was peeling out at the corner and he was trying to show off and he lost control,” Bass remarks. Kent agrees. Cohen said, “Wow and he skidded.”
He could have hit a pedestrian too
Cohen looks stunned. “He could have hit someone on the street, I mean that is such a big corner,” he said. “What time of day did that happen?” Vanerpump recalls it occurred during brunch. At the time she tweeted with her famous sarcastic humor in tact. “No. We are not a Drive-Thru. Thank God no one was hurt.” She shared photos from the scene and Cohen commented on the tweet. “TERRIFYING! glad everyone is ok.”
Vanderpump confirms the accident occurred during brunch with Bass and Kent. Despite the wild accident, Vanderpump’s team managed to keep the restaurant open for business, Page Six reports. A rep shared that the restaurant was “all clean like nothing ever happened. They continued business on the garden side of Pump and only the lounge is closed while they replace the outer glass wall.”
Pump (and other restaurants) are currently closed due to the pandemic
While Pump managed to stay open during the car accident, it temporarily had to close during the coronavirus pandemic. Like restaurants throughout the country, Pump is on pause as Americans hunker down to reduce and eliminate the coronavirus spread.
“To our West Hollywood Community,” the restaurant shared in a statement on Instagram in March. “It saddens us to have to do this, but with the advisement of the government and local authorities, we have closed our restaurants until further notice. These are scary times right now, but nothing is more important than the health and safety of our employees and guests. We encourage everyone to social distance themselves, to allow our community to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we hope everyone does their utmost to fight this. Together we will get through this and come out stronger on the other side. Keep following us for updates and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Stay safe. Much Love, PUMP3w.”