Swork Gets Pwnd By Minivan

Reader Scott Lowe writes into tell us about an accident at Swork in Eagle Rock (at Eagle Rock and Colorado). Anyone have any more details on this, it’s the first I’ve heard of it myself and I definitely don’t condone Minivan on Coffee Shop violence.

Today I drove past [Swork] and saw that the glass front doors appeared to be broken and were being boarded up. Watching the news tonight (I haven’t found anything on the web yet), I learned that a driver leaving the gas station across the street somehow stepped on the accelerator (it was suggested that the driver might have had a seizure), hit another car, and ended up plowing into Swork’s front door. Six people were hospitalized for their injuries.

Update: Brian Humphrey checks in with the word from the LAFD inthe comments:

“The first 9-1-1 call came from the coffee shop at 12:21:57 on Sunday afternoon with a caller stating one vehicle had traveled into the coffee shop.

The *preliminary* report from the first arriving Firefighters was of four patients, including a child with facial trauma.

Three LAFD ambulances transported patients to Glendale Memorial, Huntington Memorial and Kaiser Los Angeles Hospitals.

None of the injuries was considered life threatening.

The City’s Department of Building & Safety was summoned to assess the integrity of the structure.

LAPD was to handle the incident investigation. In case anyone wishes to follow-up with them, it was LAPD Incident #2320 of that date. “

6 Replies to “Swork Gets Pwnd By Minivan”

  1. I drove by on Sunday and saw all those chairs out front with tape around them and the boarded up window. I just thought they had done some remodeling.

  2. Its true! My friend works there as their graphic designer. He needed to make signs for the posts they’re going to put out about how they don’t have a drive through.

  3. The first 9-1-1 call came from the coffee shop at 12:21:57 on Sunday afternoon with a caller stating one vehicle had traveled into the coffee shop.

    The *preliminary* report from the first arriving Firefighters was of four patients, including a child with facial trauma.

    Three LAFD ambulances transported patients to Glendale Memorial, Huntington Memorial and Kaiser Los Angeles Hospitals.

    None of the injuries was considered life threatening.

    The City’s Department of Building & Safety was summoned to assess the integrity of the structure.

    LAPD was to handle the incident investigation. In case anyone wishes to follow-up with them, it was LAPD Incident #2320 of that date.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  4. I love that the report was of a vehicle that had “traveled into” – kinda makes it sound like a car safari gone horribly wrong ;)

  5. Thanks CD!

    I can certainly see how that is humorous. :)

    I’m sorry if I appeared flippant. I try to watch my words carefully (yet often make mistakes), striving to refer to a ‘car crash’ as a “collision” rather that an “accident” etc, as the LAFD doesn’t have the expertise – or responsibility to complete the formal investigation… and time has shown me again and again, that things are rarely as they seem on first glance.

    Thanks for adding a smile to my day.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

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