Vehicle Crash into Starbucks with Multiple Injuries and Serious Damage on Elm Street, McHenry


5 Hurt, 2 Critical

A vehicle slammed into a Starbucks store in McHenry, causing the building to collapse. There are reports of several injuries, including some of them serious. CBS 2 News at 6:00 p.m.

Police and firefighter/paramedics from McHenry responded about 4:57 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 to a report of a vehicle crash with multiple injuries and possible entrapment in the Starbucks at 4305 West Elm Street in McHenry.

UPDATE: The two critically injured patients were a female barista, who was pinned under the truck, and the male driver of the pickup truck. A gas line was also broken and leaking under the location where the truck was stopped, which may have exposed the barista to gas fumes while she was trapped. The truck crashed at or near the service counter at Starbucks.

Early in the call, at least six ambulances were dispatched to the scene. A large pickup truck with a crew cab crashed into the left-front corner of the Starbucks.

Fire command on arrival request a MABAS Division Box Alarm for a Technical Rescue Box (Collapse Box) was activated at 5:03 p.m.

A MABAS Division 5 EMS Box Alarm to the third level was requested at 5:15 p.m. A Flight for Life helicopter was also dispatched to the McHenry helipad.

The new Starbucks was formerly the site of Twisted Burger.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


McHenry Starbucks Crash LIVE Traffic Layer on Google Map 5:20 p.m. Thursday January 16, 2020
McHenry Starbucks Crash LIVE Traffic Layer on Google Map 5:20 p.m. Thursday January 16, 2020.

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