10/09/11 137 W, 1 I - + 6 - 5 Vehicle Versus Coffee Shop

One of the day's more unusual incidents occurred about 9:45 a.m. at 6282 Glenwood Avenue, when a sport utility vehicle crashed through the front door of a Starbucks store. As this WRAL story notes, the vehicle crushed an outdoor table before entering the store. The vehicle was occupied by one person. There were no injuries. (The building, though, was... beaned.) Ladder 3 and EMS 6 were the first units on scene. We'll post a few photos later.

The WRAL story also notes that a city committee was recently approached, asking for more safety measures for curbside restaurant seating. It was initiated by friends of the victims of the September 4 vehicle-versus-building accident at Cameron Village. The committee declined to take action. Wonder what the stats are city- and county-wide, for vehicles and buildings? Click to enlarge:

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