Sugar Rush Leads to Collision: Driver Crashes into Candy Store


A Sweet Tooth’s Nightmare: Car Crashes into La Cañada Flintridge See’s Candies

La Cañada Flintridge, Calif. (May 08, 2024) – A driver with an insatiable craving for chocolate found themselves in a sticky situation Wednesday morning after crashing their car into a See’s Candies store in La Cañada Flintridge.

At approximately 9:30 AM, the LA News Center reported that a blue or gray Toyota sedan plowed into the front of the candy shop, leaving a trail of shattered glass and mangled wreckage. The impact was so severe that the car was lodged within the store’s structure.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a chaotic scene. The store’s iconic white and green awning lay crumpled on the ground, while the driver was miraculously standing uninjured outside their vehicle.

“I don’t know what happened,” the dazed driver reportedly told first responders. “I was just craving some chocolate.”

Emergency crews worked diligently to extract the car from the store, but the process was not without its challenges. The vehicle was wedged tightly against the counter, forcing firefighters to carefully maneuver it without causing further damage.

After approximately 50 minutes of painstaking work, the car was finally pulled out of the building. The extent of the damage to the store is still being assessed, but preliminary reports suggest substantial repairs are required.

Lucky Escape

Despite the severity of the crash, the driver and any potential customers inside the store were incredibly fortunate to escape unscathed. The LA News Center reported that no one required hospitalization or medical attention.

Causes of the Crash

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but it is speculated that the driver may have become distracted or lost control of the vehicle. The absence of any reported injuries to bystanders or store employees is a testament to the driver’s (misguided) restraint while indulging their sweet tooth.

See’s Candies Response

In a statement, See’s Candies expressed gratitude for the swift and efficient response of first responders and concern for all those involved. The company is working to ensure the store’s safe and timely reopening and apologized for any inconvenience caused by the incident.

A Cautionary Tale

The incident serves as a timely reminder to motorists to always pay full attention to the road, especially when tempted by irresistible treats. While it is possible to satisfy a chocolate craving, driving recklessly is never the answer – for both the safety of yourself and others.

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