SUV plows through Folsom Starbucks, injures 8

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Video: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: SUV crash into Folsom Starbucks

  • Vehicle crashes into Starbucks on E. Bidwell St. in Folsom, Dec. 10, 2013. Eight people were injured.
  • SUV crashes into Starbucks on E. Bidwell St. in Folsom, Dec. 10, 2013. At least eight people were injured.

FOLSOM - Eight people were injured when a vehicle slammed into a Starbucks in Folsom Tuesday afternoon.

The Starbucks is located at 603 E. Bidwell Drive.

According to Folsom Police Department spokesperson Andrew Bates, a Lexus SUV crashed into a coffee shop side window and into the main area. Eight customers were injured. Six of them were in varying degrees of severity of injuries were transported to area hospitals. One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

"I was in so much shock, I was thinking of the people sitting next to me and they were gone," customer Daniela Hackett said. "I thought they were deceased thankfully they haven't."

The driver and her passenger were not hurt.

Bates said the driver was parking her Lexus when it accelerated over a parking curb onto E. Bidwell Drive and then into the Starbucks.

Driver impairment, cellphone use or driver age did not appear to play a part, Bates said.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m.


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