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Second Car Hits Valley Glen Starbucks In Less Than Three Weeks

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A car crashed into a Valley Glen Starbucks on Sunday evening, marking the second time that a vehicle had slammed into the coffee shop in less than three weeks.

A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson told LAist that the incident was reported at about 10:00 p.m. at the Starbucks on the 6400 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue. Two ambulances escorted an unknown number of individuals to the hospital. According to Fox11, at least three people were treated for injuries.

ABC7 reports that none of the injuries were serious, and that the incident happened when two cars collided at the intersection of Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Victory Boulevard, sending one of the vehicles careening into the patio of the Starbucks.

The incident echoes a July 20 incident, when a two-car collision sent one vehicle into the same Starbucks location. At least seven people were treated for injuries in that crash, with two of them suffering serious injuries.

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Joan Mason, a resident, told ABC 7 that the intersection of Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Victory Boulevard was a hazard. "Even the day when they were cleaning up, at the end of the day, I was trying to cross, a lady tried to turn and almost hit me, and so I yelled out and put my hand up, and all the men turned around looked, that were working on the building," said Mason. "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. "The bottom line is that drivers need to slow down, be aware of their surroundings and obey traffic laws on city streets. Starbucks should also reflect on what’s happened and make sure they have appropriate safety barriers in place to protect their customers."