Driver crashes into Walter’s coffee shop in Miami-Dade

A woman crashed into a coffee shop on Monday afternoon in Miami-Dade County’s Palmetto Bay area. She said it was an accident.

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – A woman crashed her vehicle into a coffee shop on Monday afternoon in Miami-Dade County’s Palmetto Bay area.

Remarkably, she wasn’t hurt.

The woman later told Local 10′s Sanela Sabovic it was an accident.

Her four four-door Mazda5 minivan plowed through the glass and metal frame and ended up inside Walter’s at 17009 S. Dixie Hwy.

Woman says driving into coffee shop was 'accidental'

It happened before 3 p.m. Monday, shortly before the establishment was set to close.

Grace Berbrick, the owner of Walter’s Coffee Shop, said she knew the elderly woman very well.

“I’ve been waiting on her for 40 years,” Berbrick said. “She’s very old, she doesn’t need to be driving.”

A driver crashed into Walter's in Palmetto Bay on Monday afternoon. (Courtesy of @sup3rm4r10)

Fire Rescue personnel took a woman who was inside the coffee shop to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

No one else inside the coffee shop was injured, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

“My heart was in my mouth,” Berbrick said. “I was just so happy that nobody got hurt because it could have been a lot worse.”

About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.