For the second time in almost three weeks, a vehicle careened into a Valley Glen Starbucks after a crash in the nearby intersection, leaving people injured on Sunday night.
And while it was the first time a auto 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 vehicle has ended up near a structure at the busy Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Victory Boulevard intersection", as the Daily News put it. The latest crash occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday. Three people were rushed to local hospitals, but there were no reports of any serious injuries.
It was just two and a half weeks ago when security cameras captured another crash that sent a vehicle into the same Starbucks. At least seven people were injured - three seriously - when two cars crashed, sending one careening into the wall of the very same Starbucks.
The Starbucks at Coldwater Canyon and Victory Boulevard was damaged in a crash for the second time in weeks on August 6, 2017. Resident Joan Mason said the intersection is risky. "It's just a scary intersection".
"These collisions are obviously concerning to me, and I hope those who were injured recover fully and quickly", L.A. Councilmember Paul Krekorian, whose district includes Valley Glen, said in an email to LAist. "Starbucks should also reflect on what's happened and make sure they have appropriate safety barriers in place to protect their customers".