The driver of a white sedan appeared to have lost control and crashed into the outdoor seating area of the Gimme! Coffee cafe located at the intersection of Cayuga Street and Cascadilla Street on Thursday afternoon.
According to initial police reports, three people were struck by the car and one person was hospitalized. Chairs, cups, a Gimme! Coffee mug, dirt and books were strewn across the street, and emergency responders had cordoned off the area and blocked traffic on the street.
Although it was unclear what caused the crash, witnesses said the driver of the car seemed to be pulling over to park when he or she lost control of the vehicle. The driver, who several said was female, was reportedly turning right onto Cascadilla Street in front of a black police car.
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