Car Smashes into Starbucks Storefront, Leaving One Hospitalized

A vehicle smashed through a Virginia Starbucks storefront on Monday afternoon, leaving one hospitalized.

Dramatic photos taken from the scene show a white Ford Escape almost completely inside the popular coffee shop, surrounded by shattered glass and window frames.

Fire and rescue crews responded to the address around 3:15 p.m. on Coliseum Drive in Hampton.

They discovered the car inside the store and worked to secure the scene and ensure the safety of those in the area.

Members of the technical rescue team were seen surveying the damage and prying open the hood of the car.

Officials called the incident a "technical rescue" in a statement released by Hampton Fire and Rescue.

One person was taken by ambulance to hospital. It is unclear how many people were in the store at the time of the crash.

One local woman who said she frequents the store responded to the news saying the business is "usually very crowded" and added it was "lucky more people were not hurt."

Officials have not said what may have led to the accident and the condition of the person taken to hospital is not known.

As of Monday afternoon, the scene remained cordoned off with police tape.

Newsweek has contacted Hampton Fire and Rescue and the Hampton Starbucks for comment.

It's certainly not the first time a vehicle has careered into a popular fast food restaurant.

A woman was arrested earlier this month after she drove at her co-worker following a brawl at a branch of McDonald's, Atlanta police said.

Zoe Gunn was struck by the vehicle during an altercation at the drive-thru fast food restaurant in the north of the city.

Police said the argument started between Destiny Allen and another unnamed employee. Gunn, also a McDonald's employee, was said to have stepped in to break up the altercation when she was hit by the car.

Video showed two women wrestling on the floor.

Police alleged that Allen then got into her car and reversed into Gunn, knocking her into the window of the restaurant.

Allen was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property.

A 10-year-old girl in Missouri also sustained minor injuries in a car crash after she stole her mom's car so she could drive to McDonald's.

The Kansas City Police Department was called to a wreck involving a Chevy Tahoe and a Honda Pilot. When officers arrived at the scene, they were shocked to discover that the driver of the Tahoe was a 10-year-old girl.

The girl reportedly woke up that morning and wanted to get some fast food. As her mother was still sleeping, she stole the vehicle and tried to drive to the restaurant herself. She was able to drive for a couple of miles before getting lost.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage during the collision, along with an electrical utility box and a stop sign. The girl was taken to a nearby hospital with minor bumps and bruises. The other driver was not injured in the crash.

Police confirmed that the girl did not make it to McDonald's.