No hot dogs (or, more importantly, people waiting for said hot dogs) were harmed during a car crash yesterday that left one automobile sitting just inches from the line in front of Pink’s on La Brea.
It’s got to be something akin to a miracle that the hot dog stand and it’s never-ending stream of fans were left completely unscathed following the two-car accident that sent a white sedan onto the sidewalk. Just about any time of day there’s a lingering blend of tourists and locals stretching out from the ordering station to the parking lot, and those numbers often swell into the dozens depending on the time of day.
The accident occurred yesterday afternoon just after the lunch rush and, according to a Pink’s worker who spoke to NBC Los Angeles, sent customers diving for cover as one of the impacted cars bounced onto the sidewalk in front of the eatery, sheering off parking meters in the process. One person involved in the crash was injured, however, and was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
LAist has a few more shots of the surprisingly close encounter — the car is practically sitting under the pink awning the restaurant uses to shade waiting customers — and a quote from owner Gloria Pink herself, who told TMZ that nothing like this had ever happened before.
In all, the near-death experience didn’t seem to phase customers, who went back to their place in line (after snapping a few photos of course) to make sure they’d be able to get their hot dog fix.