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Coffee shop hit -- again
One hurt as driver crashes into same Starbucks
Firefighters remove a window frame from the front of the Starbucks at Market Place Boulevard and Highway 20 after a truck crashed into the store Monday afternoon. - photo by Jim Dean

For the second time in as many weeks, public safety officials were called to a local coffee shop after a vehicle smashed through its storefront.

The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Starbucks at Market Place Boulevard and Highway 20.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said a man, whose name has not been released, was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth with minor cuts and abrasions.

Shivers said the man was inside the store when a red Dodge Ram 1500 crashed through the front window.

He said another customer and the driver refused treatment for minor injuries as a result of the wreck.

Cumming Police Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi said the driver of the truck, whose name he did not have, will not be charged.

He said the wreck, which appeared to be accidental, occurred when the female driver hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.

He explained that while some traffic laws are enforceable on private property, she would not face charges because it did not appear she had intentionally struck the building.

Matthew Cunningham's vehicle was parked in front of the shop when the crash occurred.

"I came out the front door, walked to my car and was putting my bag in the back as she pulled in and plowed in front of me," Cunningham said.

"It was probably 15 seconds after I walked out the door. "

He said the crash sent tables and chairs flying. Some of the shattered glass hit him, though he wasn't injured.

For the folks at Starbucks, the wreck was all too similar to a Feb. 1 incident in which a 66-year-old woman drove into the other side of the storefront.

Two people were hospitalized for injuries in the wreck. The driver was not cited.

Authorities have said that wreck also appeared to have been caused by a driver mistaking the accelerator for the brakes.