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Cars Take California Starbucks 'Drive Thru' Too Literally, Twice

Valley Glen, Los Angeles, what is the deal? Frappuccinos not cold enough? Coffee too hot? Your breakfast sandwiches taste rancid, or something? Whatever’s going on, the Starbucks in town has become a local hot spot for cars, and by that I mean the cars are literally driving into the coffee shop. For the second time in three weeks, the Starbucks in Valley Glen has been struck by a vehicle, according to a local ABC affiliate.


Back in July, seven people were injured when a Chevrolet Cruze and Subaru collided, sending the Chevy into the Starbucks, ABC 7 reports. Three of the injured victims were sent to the hospital for treatment, and neither driver was injured, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.


And while it was the first time a car has struck the coffee shop, a business owner located in the vicinity that it was “at least the seventh time in the past six months that a car has ended up near a structure at the busy Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Victory Boulevard intersection,” as the Daily News put it.

So it must’ve been quite a surprise when, three weeks later, the Starbucks had to deal with another accident.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. on Sunday, according to ABC 7. Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment, but thankfully no serious injuries were reported. There’s no word on how the Starbucks is doing.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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