A two-vehicle crash in Valley Glen sent a car crashing into a crowded Starbucks, damaging the coffee shop and injuring seven people Thursday afternoon.
The crash occurred in the 12900 block of West Victory Boulevard in the Valley Glen neighborhood of Los Angeles just after 1 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Seven people were evaluated for injuries on scene and three were sent to trauma centers with broken bones.
"Something just crashed, the glass breaking, wheels screeching, people screaming - everything's chaotic," said witness Eden Comidi.
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The accident occurred when one car tried to make a left turn onto Coldwater Canyon Avenue and another car came through the intersection on a yellow light, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Surveillance video shows the moments the car crashed into the crowded Starbucks. Fire authorities said the collision caused "an unknown amount of structural damage," but the shop was expected to open by mid-afternoon on Friday.
"It's very fortunate no one else was injured more seriously," said Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Dale Drummond.