Tonawanda News

The Town

September 3, 2013

Car crashes into town coffee shop

Tonawanda News — TOWN OF TONAWANDA — A car driven by a female with a learner's permit plowed into the front of a coffee shop on Colvin Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. Miraculously, no one was hurt.

Town police at the SPoT Coffee on Colvin Boulevard at Highland Parkway, adjacent to Dash's market, said the driver of a white Mitsubishi Lancer was pulling into a parking space near the external entrance to the coffee shop, which is connected to the supermarket. As she approached the store the driver became confused and hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, slamming through the glass storefront stopping just short of the front counter, police said.

The vehicle was fully inside the building when it came to rest.

Dash's assistant manager Chris Shelton said there were no customers in the store at the time — though that wouldn't have been the case in just a few days when school is in session and the coffee shop's business picks up considerably.

"There were no injuries, thank God," Shelton said.

There were two female employees working behind the counter but the car stopped just shy of where they were standing.

The driver and a passenger were not injured.

Police at the scene said the investigation was continuing. No charges had been filed. The driver's name was not released.



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