Fiery crash destroys Rituals Coffee House, Curepe

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Fiery crash destroys Rituals Coffee House, Curepe

The Rituals Coffee House at the corner of Knowles Street on the Southern Main Road, Curepe, was destroyed on Thursday after a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase, crashed into the establishment.

Reports state that at around 2.20 am yesterday, officers of the Praedial Larceny Squad were at the Unipet gas station near Bobby’s Bar at Curepe Junction, when they heard a loud sound coming from the direction of the Priority Bus Route.

The officers then saw Toyota NZE drive past them heading south on the Southern Main Road.

The cops then chased the vehicle until its driver lost control and crashed into the Rituals Coffee House, bursting into flames.

Police found two unconscious men in the burning vehicle and pulled them from it.

Tunapuna fire officers eventually extinguished the blaze but it had already damaged the front of the coffee house.

The men were taken to the Eric Williams Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, for treatment under police guard.