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Car crashes into Starbucks

September 11, 2018

BLYTHE, Calif On September 6 at about 3:53 p.m., Blythe Police officers responded to Lovekin Blvd. and Hobsonway after getting multiple 9-1-1 reports of a traffic collision which involved a vehicle having collided with the Starbucks building at that corner. Officers determined that the initial collision happened between two vehicles in the intersection of Lovekin and Hobsonway, causing one of those vehicles to lose control, leave the roadway, and eventually collide simultaneously with the Starbucks building and a third vehicle, which was in the Starbucks drive-through lane.

AMR and Blythe Fire Department also responded. Multiple people sustained injuries as a result of the collision however, at the time of the initial investigation, none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening or major in nature. At the time of the initial investigation, intoxication did not appear to be a factor.

Involved in the collision but not injured were a 59-year-old woman in one vehicle, and a 42-year-old woman with her 7-year-old daughter in another vehicle, all of whom are of Blythe. Injured parties in a vehicle were a 57-year-old woman and a 35-year-old woman, both of whom are of Blythe,. Three patrons who were sitting inside Starbucks near the wall against which one of the vehicles collided also sustained injuries. They were a 62-year-old woman of Indio, and two 16-year-old juvenile females, both of whom are of Blythe.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this collision or any other crimes are encouraged to call the Blythe Police Department at (760) 922-6111.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact Blythe Police Department at 922-6111, or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273) or by E-Mail.

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