Customers shocked as Porsche smashes into coffee shop
PEOPLE enjoying a leisurely coffee got more than they bargained for when a Porshce smashed through the front of a village cafe.
The incident happened on Saturday at Caffe Nero in Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross.
Store manager Bhavin Chauhan, told us: “This is a coffee shop where people like to relax but now they are going to think again.”
It is thought no one was injured in the accident.
SHOPPERS were left shocked on Saturday as they watched in horror as a car smashed into the front of a coffee shop.
Witnesses described bangs, loud crashes and glass smashing before people ran to the help of the driver and customers inside the Gerrards Cross branch of Caffe Nero.
Two people were temporarily trapped inside the shop on Packhorse Road after the silver Porsche crashed into the window.
Emergency services were called to the scene at about 12.20pm and according to witnesses the driver was taken away by ambulance.
Bhavin Chauhan, 34, Caffe Nero manager, said: “There was a car parked outside. I noticed it was parked the wrong way in a disabled bay. Then I noticed that car because it had a parking ticket and then next thing I know the car smashed through the window.
“I have no idea how it happened. There are speculations of what people do think but no one has a proper idea about it.”
When asked about how much damage the accident has caused he said: “At the moment we’re estimating because we’re losing the trade which is more damage but they’re trying to figure out but they don’t have an exact estimate at the moment.”
He added: “I’m really upset but it could have been a lot worse. That’s the positive of it.”
Mr Chauhan fears for the reputation of his shop after the accident and worries the damage caused goes beyond the financial.
He said: “This is a coffee shop where people like to relax but now people are going to think again.”
He added: “It will take a week or two, that’s what we’re speculating at the moment, but you never know.”
Lily Puxty, 29, store manager at Winser London, said: “I was standing with my colleague and I heard something and then another crash and thought maybe there was a car accident and then I ran to the front and saw people running to Caffe Nero moving all the tables that were out front.”
A Caffe Nero spokesman said: “We were very shocked to hear of the incident that took place at our Gerrards Cross store at the weekend.
“However, we were relieved to hear that the driver only suffered minor injuries and that our baristas and customers were not hurt.”
SMASH: The Porsche which came to rest on the front counter of Caffe Nero in Gerrards Cross