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Car Plows into Merrick Road Starbucks

Nobody hurt Friday in Massapequa as vehicle plows into coffee chain's front door.

A spectacular crash interrupted lunch hour at the Friday afternoon as a car crashed through the coffee chain's front door, authorities said.

Miraculously, nobody was hurt.

The accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. as a woman driving a red Nissan 300zx "lost control of the vehicle," according to Massapequa First Assistant Fire Chief Gerard Keuchler. It's not known what caused the woman, who appeared to be in her late 50s, to lose control of the vehicle.

She suffered only minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene, authorities said. Nobody else was in the car, police said. It's not known how many people were inside the store at the time. The driver was not charged. 

The car destroyed the doors and damaged scaffolding from ongoing construction at the store. Firefighters worked for more than an hour after the accident to stabilize the scaffolding.

Keuchler estimated that the doors were worth about $1,000.

Starbucks employees on the scene would not comment.

Dick Blair July 20, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I bet she was from Seaford. Nobody in Seaford knows how to drive!
paul July 20, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Glad there were no injuries....... However: "woman driving a red Nissan 300zx "lost control of the vehicle," Or was she parked and oops missed the brake pedal and hit the gas while she was on the cell phone... Nah, could never happen this way, could it?
jean g July 20, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Based on the recent Merrick Road issues this week I will be driving on Sunrise Hwy more often then not.
al July 20, 2012 at 09:10 PM
agree with Paul
Steve July 20, 2012 at 09:36 PM
definitely a phone or text issue....no doubt about it
Ralph July 20, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Hmmm, let me guess .... her nails were wet, cup of Starbucks in her left hand and cell phone in her right hand?!!
sk July 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Wasn't this car model the one suspected in the hit and run that killed a man this week? A nissan 300zx. I never really heard of this model before and its been mention 2 times this week on merrick rd. Weird.
John Rennhack July 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Soo... that's ONE vote for a Starbucks drive-thru window.
Joe Garone July 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Two for drive through
Chris Boyle July 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM
I was just in there and was wondering what had happened! They have the front doors boarded up, but they're still open for business.
rick donovan July 21, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Lovmykids,Did you just call Dick A DICK??? LOL !!!
Marie C July 21, 2012 at 01:18 AM
I did not know this about the Seaford folk.
Marie C July 21, 2012 at 01:19 AM
That would be interesting if true.
rick donovan July 21, 2012 at 01:21 AM
In a great big hurry to get that FRAPICINO!!!
Marie C July 21, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Or maybe she was simply drunk. I hope not but you never know.
Kathie Dillon July 21, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Exactly where on Merrick Road is Starbucks? I haven't lived there in a while, so I'm trying to get an idea of what it's between.
Marie C July 21, 2012 at 01:26 AM
It is right across the street from All American
luvmykids July 21, 2012 at 02:22 AM
LOL..that is really funny Dick. I am from Seaford and I am a pretty damn good driver. : )
andy stutter July 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM
it wasn,t long ago somebody drove through the ice cream stand right across the street.
rick donovan July 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM
I remember!!! Very bad scene!!!
rick donovan July 21, 2012 at 12:39 PM
NO CELL PHONES AT THAT TIME!!!
Michael J Cordeiro July 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Massapequa
Michael J Cordeiro July 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Wet Flip Flops slipped off the brake onto gas pedal
Michael J Cordeiro July 21, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Phone no where near
Rosalie Manfre July 21, 2012 at 09:31 PM
gee now i know why your name is DICK -because what you just said about her living in Seaford and driving would be from someone who is a DICK...LOL IDIOT. THANK GOD SHE IS ALIVE AND NOBODY WAS HURT -DICKHEAD-LOL
Marie C July 24, 2012 at 09:45 AM
Now Ralph, just because that is the way you drive...
Lorenzo Gabudra January 01, 2013 at 03:54 PM
hi rosalie..very funny---
Lorenzo Gabudra January 01, 2013 at 03:55 PM
i mean is "Dick" a real name? I thought it was Richard---however that evolved...and why if that was the case call yourself "Dick"??
Lorenzo Gabudra January 01, 2013 at 03:57 PM
BTW ---in the file photos above there is a "Drive Thru" picture. Can someone tell me where it is?
Lorenzo Gabudra January 01, 2013 at 03:58 PM
bTW Happy New Year to all especially Edward Robinson who does a great job! Happy New Year Ed!!! Bravo!!

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