Instant Drive-Thru Service

No ParkingWell, almost I guess… Speaking of Hayes Valley: Apparently, early on Friday evening, a car being chased by the police hopped the curb and struck Caffe Delle Stelle, at the corner of Hayes & Gough. Judging by the brief blurb in this morning’s Chron, I expected the damage to be far worse. (“Car Plows Into S.F. Restaurant“) No smashed out plate glass windows or caved-in facades, just some scrapped away wood and paint on the corner of the building. I heard all the sirens last night, but in this neighborhood (especially on a Friday night), that’s not unusual. Given the time of day and busy intersection, I’m just surprised (and relieved obviously) that no one was more seriously injured. …I’ve still yet to eat here though. Anyone?

4 Comments so far

  1. Ben (unregistered) on January 28th, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    My room mate was in the restaurant when it happened. She said that she thought it was a bomb at first it was so loud. Then someone yelled that the car might explode so everyone ran out of the restaurant. Too bad they hadn’t received their free meal before having to leave.

  2. Susanna (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

    Actually, two people were hit in the incident. One suffered a completely broken leg, with surgery and everything. The other had a hairline fracture to the skull and 28 stitches to the forehead. Please realize that an accident doesn’t just concern the buildings that were hit, but the people involved, too.

  3. SEAN (unregistered) on February 1st, 2006 @ 6:48 am

    Whoa. Yes, the Chron mentions 2 people were injured, but it (typically) doesn’t even hint at the severity of the injuries. Just that they were treated and in ‘stable’ condition.

  4. Lauren (unregistered) on February 20th, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

    I happened to drive by when the car was still there. It looked pretty dramatic that night. My friend, who lives in that building, heard a big booming noise when the car hit.

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