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July 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Car crashes into Starbucks in Sammamish, injuring 3

The front end of the Nissan Pathfinder took quite a hit. (Peter Comerford photos)

A tow truck pulls the Nissan Pathfinder away from the Starbucks.

Three people were injured, none seriously, on Monday afternoon when a car crashed into a Starbucks in Sammamish, according to King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West.

Company spokesman Jim Olson said the three injured were customers.

Two of them were taken to Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah, according to Sgt. Peter Horvath of the Sammamish Police Department.

Zoe Davey who works at Distinctive Tan, which is next to the Starbucks, said she heard a huge noise when the window of the Starbucks shattered. Davey described the scene to her friend Bela Comerford.

The car involved was a white Nissan Pathfinder.  The driver, a  woman in her 50s, uses a medical “boot” on her foot, Horvath said. The car accelerated unexpectedly when the boot got tangled between the brake and the gas pedal.

“The store is closed, and no employees were injured,” Olson said. “Obviously our first priority is those customers who were injured. Our thoughts are with them and we hope they’ll have a speedy and full recovery.” He said it is uncertain how long the story will remain closed.

This isn’t the first time a vehicle has plowed into a Starbucks. “We have over 10,000 stores in the US, and it does occur, but it’s very rare,” Olson said.

Three customers were injured when a car crashed into this Starbucks in Sammamish. (John Lok / The Seattle Times)

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