People Keep Crashing Their Cars Into the Dolcezza Factory

Photograph courtesy of DOl.

A driver plowed his or her car through the front of DC gelato company Dolcezza’s factory near Union Market early Wednesday morning, the DC Police Department reported. The crash, which was reported about 5:43 AM, is the second time this year a car has busted through the popular sweet shop; in January, a sport-utility vehicle veered through Dolcezza’s customer entrance, injuring four people.

The vehicle involved in this newest collision struck the same entrance, which was still partially boarded up following the January crash. A Dolcezza spokesperson says no one inside the factory was injured in today’s crash, while the driver of the errant vehicle is believed to have suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital following the incident.

Dolcezza’s factory is located a block behind Union Market at the intersection of Sixth Street, Penn Street, and Brentwood Parkway, Northeast. The spokesperson said the company is still assessing the full scope of the damage sustained in today’s collision.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.