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.
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.”