August 26, 2010

Weekly Crash Roundup - August 26, 2010

Of particular note this week:
  • A repeat drunk driver was charged and held for his August 15 crash into a cafe that seriously injured three teenagers in La Jolla, California.
  • Rite Aid took it on the chin this past month, with crashes into three of its drugstores.

Here's the latest list—32 incidents*.

Kingston, TN: Ten injured after medical condition sends van into beauty salon August 25, 2010
WBIR.com: http://bit.ly/alxt49

Chalmette, LA: Pregnant employee injured when driver plows into clothing store August 24, 2010
ABC26.com: http://bit.ly/biXDyh

Bismarck, ND: 26-year-old driver's medical emergency sends his SUV into building August 23, 2010
KXNet.com: http://bit.ly/9jP9R4

Cincinnati, OH: 41-year-old driver found dead after hitting building August 23, 2010
WCPO.com: http://bit.ly/97JxF5

St. Louis, MO: 18-year-old driver crashes into computer store August 22, 2010
KMOV.com: http://bit.ly/dcdihC  (Related post: Do Parking Curbs Protect Against Vehicle Intrusion?)

Semmes, AL: Driver slams her SUV through antiques shop August 22, 2010
Fox10TV.com: http://bit.ly/af4hS5

Lancaster, NH: Elderly driver blames stuck accelerator for crash into Rite Aid August 21, 2010
WMUR.com: http://bit.ly/cyTK8R

Derry, NH: 83-year-old driver knocks out pillar, closes pizza joint, August 21, 2010
NashuaTelegraph.com: http://bit.ly/9MSpES

Dallas, TX: Thief crashes stolen truck into church August 20, 2010
CBS11TV.com: http://bit.ly/9jglBM

Indianapolis, IN: Street racer crashes into building during police pursuit August 19, 2010
Fox59.com: http://bit.ly/cfiDg5

Colts Neck, NJ: Man struck, injured, as car crashes into Dunkin' Donuts August 18, 2010
NJ.com: http://bit.ly/aYIHRF

Los Altos, CA: 20-year-old driver hits town library building August 18, 2010
Los Altos Town Crier: http://bit.ly/btXOlF

San Antonio, TX: Mom blames brakes after crashing into daycare center August 18, 2010
FoxSanAntonio.com: http://bit.ly/9hkcqh

Brentwood, NH: Woman who crashed into donut shop drive-thru indicted August 18, 2010
TheUnionLeader.com: http://bit.ly/cX0ISn

Port Arthur, TX: Stolen pickup goes through building wall during police chase August 18, 2010
12NewsNow.com: http://bit.ly/alet16

Brooklyn, NY: Car goes backwards through Rite Aid wall August 17, 2010
Brownstoner.com: http://bit.ly/cLp1Hf

Louisville, KY: Pedal confusion sends Jeep through wall of building August 17, 2010
WHAS11.com: http://bit.ly/bOKZ1B

Bellaire, OH: No injuries in crash into Honda building August 17, 2010
WTRF.com: http://bit.ly/deT8Yi

Butler Twp., OH: Driver suffers medical problem, hits Panera Bread restaurant August 17, 2010
DaytonDailyNews.com: http://bit.ly/9ApznD

Maple Grove, MN: Car goes airborne before sailing through wall of building August 16, 2010
WCCO.com: http://bit.ly/ahdLxg
12Fox Mankato: http://bit.ly/aby4NA

La Jolla, CA: Repeat DUI offender accused in crash that badly injured three teens and damaged Cass Street Bakery and Café August 15, 2010
SanDiego6.com: http://bit.ly/cAtBHT
NBCSanDiego.com: http://bit.ly/9jUBvf & http://bit.ly/cf9HpE
LaJollaLight.com: http://bit.ly/bti1tO & http://bit.ly/cOhNLN

Riley Twp., OH: Few details available after vehicle goes into building August 15, 2010
TheNews-Messenger.com: http://bit.ly/9X4qGk

Concord, CA: At least one injured during crash into restaurant August 13, 2010
Claycord.com: http://bit.ly/dcVHXw

Stoneham, MA: 88-year-old test drives new car—straight into a bakery—August 11, 2010
NECN.com: http://bit.ly/9d6ZUF

Detroit, MI: SUV goes through Oak Park restaurant entrance August 11, 2010
WXYZ.com: http://bit.ly/bpjjgb

Americus, GA: SUV hits multiple vehicles before barreling through law office wall August 10, 2010
AmericusTimesRecorder.com: http://bit.ly/cjekSg

Oklahoma City, OK: Medical condition apparently spurs driver's crash into automotive building August 10, 2010
NewsOK.com: http://bit.ly/9GK5da

Middleton, WI: DUI leads to driver and passenger injuries after hitting Granite Wind Store August 10, 2010
NBC15.com: http://bit.ly/9dFWYv

Seattle, WA: Golden Oldies record store badly damaged when SUV goes airborne through wall August 9, 2010
MyWallingford.com: http://bit.ly/b97QeJ

Greene Twp., PA: Two injured when truck crashes through wall of Boardwalk Tavern August 7, 2010
KuhlHoseFire.org: http://bit.ly/93sJ8d

Lawrence, KS: Driver blames sandal for crash into Supercuts August 4, 2010
LJWorld.com: http://bit.ly/93l12S

Tulsa, OK: Driver blames brake failure after crash into Dollar Store July 31, 2010
NewsOn6.com: http://bit.ly/b7dj0q

Penn Township, PA: 80-year-old driver hits Rite Aid, knocks products from shelves, July 28, 2010
ThePittsburghChannel.com: http://bit.ly/ax6kjx

* Editor's Note: I capture news accounts via Google News alerts as well as with various keyword searches performed throughout the week, however, some stories defy search engine discovery until days or weeks after they first appeared in local media. That's why the dates on certain news links may stretch back several weeks. Better late than never, I figure, although I typically draw the line at about a month in each issue of the 'roundup.

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