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. “