Jeep Wrangler Crashes Into Dunkin’ Donuts

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Jeep crashes into Dunkin' Donuts

Jeep Wrangler was just inches away from plowing through the front doors and killing Dunkin’ Donuts customers.

Although it could easily appear the driver of this Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon urgently needed a couple of donuts and some coffee, it wasn’t the case. According to the Gainesville Times, the Jeep was actually pushed into the Dunkin’ Donuts by one car trying to avoid another car. A Camry driver was attempting to turn left out of a shopping center, and it looks like another car waved it out across traffic and neither saw a Volkswagen Cabrio coming the other way. At 6:21 p.m on June 19, the Volkswagen swerved to avoid the Camry, failed, and then also hit the Jeep from behind to push it into the coffee shop.

According to witnesses, just a couple of inches to the right and the Jeep Wrangler would have missed the wall and over 4,000 lbs of stoutly built Jeep would have rolled through the glass doors. Inside were several customers including a pregnant woman and a man who was painting. Quite what he was painting in a Dunkin’ Donuts we’re not quite sure, but it’s clear that the incident could have ended in more than a few bumps, bruises, bent metal and hurt pride.

VW Cabrio after Dunkin' Donuts

The quote that jumps out at us is in police speak and says the Camry driver, “Advised there was a lot of traffic, which was stopped. A vehicle then told her to proceed to drive across the southbound lane.” Being waved into traffic by another driver is something we’ve all experienced and It sounds like she was crossing stopped traffic and blindly trusted another driver to tell her it was clear. Any which way, it’s ultimately the driver’s responsibility to not drive into other cars.

 

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Ian Wright has been a professional writer for two years and is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, Jaguar Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production.

The automotive itch never left though, and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

Ian can be reached at [email protected]

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