Several people suffered minor injuries in a chain-reaction crash that sent a Tesla through the front of a BevMo in Studio City Friday afternoon.
The crash at Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards was reported just after 4 p.m.
According to Los Angeles police, the driver of a speeding Dodge Challenger hit the Tesla which sent the vehicle careening into a parked Toyota RAV4, a parking meter, and eventually through the glass storefront.
The driver of the Challenger remained at the scene after the crash.
Adhwa Alruwais, the owner of the RAV4, was shopping across the street only to emerge and see that her new car was nearly totaled.
“Knowing that I was supposed to be in my car, I freaked out. I had a minute. And had I been in my car, something bad would have really happened to me and my dog,” she said.
In total, only five people were hurt, though they refused medical treatment at the scene, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department, likely indicating that they suffered only minor injuries.
The buildings also avoided severe impacts.
“BevMo is fine,” said Officer James Norton of the LAPD. “They’re going to have to come and do a board-up. Building and Safety came out and assessed it. They don’t determine the building to be unsafe, not structurally damaged other than superficial glass windows and whatnot.”