Truck Crashes Into Pico-Robertson Starbucks

I’ve spent many hours at this Starbucks, sipping iced tea and reading books and looking outside at the traffic and wondering when a car was going to come barreling through. There’s so much traffic outside, so many drivers are reckless, driving and talking and texting on cell phones, it seemed inevitable there would be trouble.

The LAT reports:

Coffee-drinkers in line for lattes at one Los Angeles Starbucks got quite a jolt Wednesday morning when a truck crashed through the front window.

Nobody was hurt in the accident, which happened just after 7 a.m. at the corner of Pico and Robertson boulevards. But customers were shaken.

Starbucks shift manager Daniel Erde was in a back room when he heard an ear-splitting screech and then a burst of shattering glass.

“I came out and there was a truck in the lobby,” Erde said. “People were screaming and on the ground, and the truck was smoking and I could smell gas.”

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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