This past week has not been lucky for the delicious pastry quick-stop chain Dunkin’ Donuts. The morning wake-me-up hit across America has had two separate locations destroyed by cars being driven straight through their store fronts. Both Chicago, Illinois and Watertown, Massachusetts, had their local Dunkin’ Donuts locations surprised by the sudden entrance of a car careening through their windows this week.
Thankfully, no Dunkin’ customers were injured, nor any passerby’s on the street, but that seems to be where the good news stops. Details of both accidents are sparse, and no one is exactly sure how to react. In the small Massachusetts town, the preliminary report states the situation at the Dunkin’ Donuts was an accident. As The Boston Globe describes, a woman backing out of a parking space hit another car, sending it straight through the front of the Dunkin’ Donuts. However, no arrests were made, and police are still investing the situation.
In Chicago, a van slammed straight through the window and into table and chairs at the local Dunkin’ Donuts. The vehicle’s driver narrowly missed some exiting Dunkin’ patrons, as CBS Chicago reports. A video of the crash shows the disaster happening an instant after a woman walked past the storefront. A customer inside the Dunkin’ Donuts can be seen leaping out of the way.
The cause of this Dunkin’ Donuts crash is still being investigated. The driver of the van, who declined to comment on the incident, drove away from the scene before questioning.
So aside from the broken glass and shattered beams of Dunkin’ Donuts, consumers and police alike have little to go on. What was the cause of these crashes? How fast was that woman backing up? Who is this Man in the Van? Hopefully we’ll find out soon. But in the mean time, as you are picking up your free coffee or fun spring treat at your nearest Dunkin’ Dounts, watch out for an incoming truck. Apparently, it’s only a matter of time.