(Updated 10.30.23) Wellesley Police and firefighters late on Saturday afternoon responded to a scary scene in Linden Square, where a driver crashed a vehicle into the Starbucks. No one inside the store was hurt, and the 2 occupants of the Jaguar that crashed into Starbucks were taken to a hospital as a precaution.
The crash occurred at 5:38pm, a fortunate time according Wellesley Police Lt. Marie Cleary, noting this is not generally the busiest time of day for the coffee shop. “There were no customers in the store and 2 employees who were working, but were not injured,” she said.
The driver of the Jaguar was pulling into a parking space, struck a parked vehicle, and then accelerated instead of braking, driving into the store.
The driver of the vehicle was an elderly male, and the investigating officer submitted an immediate threat form to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. That will result in the driver’s license of the operator being suspended until this matter can be reviewed by the Registry. The operator will also be summonsed to Dedham District Court for negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to use care and caution when stopping/starting a motor vehicle, according to Lt. Clearly.
The building inspector responded to evaluate the structural damage of the building. On Saturday night, when we stopped by the location, yellow crime scene tape surrounded the Starbucks, and workers were securing the area of the store damaged by the car crash by boarding it up.
Police, Fire and EMS working a motor vehicle crash into a Starbucks on Linden St. Fortunately no patrons or employees were struck by the vehicle. Occupants of the vehicle transported to a local hospital as a precaution. pic.twitter.com/O7fhiz0a1n
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