December 2, 2010

Weekly Crash Roundup - December 2, 2010

This week's roundup is a particularly sad one, as two mothers on opposite sides of the U.S. lost their lives when drivers slammed into them—one while buying coffee in a Massachusetts convenience store, the other while dining with her family in a California restaurant.

Wilton Manors, FL: Pedal misstep sends driver in her 70s plowing through salon windows December 1, 2010
WSVN.com: http://bit.ly/i2jkA6

Grand Island, NY: 78-year-old driver cites brake failure after crashing into bank window December 1, 2010
WGRZ.com: http://bit.ly/dYjUWB

Northwich, Cheshire, England: Disabled driver puts hole in brick wall of Marks and Spencer store December 1, 2010
DailyMail.co.uk: http://bit.ly/ewuoD6

Beaumont, TX: Driver says foot slipped off brake, sending her car careening into Security Finance offices December 1, 2010
BeaumontEnterprise.com: http://bit.ly/eVKFgq

Lexington, KY: Elderly driver clips other vehicle before bumping into gas station wall December 1, 2010
Lex18.com: http://bit.ly/dVeimd

Portland, OR: Speeding driver loses control, jumps curb, wedges car between building and utility pole December 1, 2010
OregonLive.com: http://bit.ly/fKmUso

Oakville, ON, Canada: Pedal misstep sends car through door and wall of yoga studio December 1, 2010
InsideHalton.com: http://bit.ly/dN5ztB

Mt. Vernon, IL: 63-year-old driver hits wrong pedal, launches car through wall of restaurant, injuring diner November 30, 2010
Register-News.com: http://bit.ly/etMmLh

Yukon, OK: 71-year-old driver's pedal misstep sends van into loan and tax business November 30, 2010
KFOR.com: http://bit.ly/gsVjEH

Columbus, OH: Driver smashes through front door of Tim Horton's restaurant November 30, 2010
MyFox28Columbus.com: http://bit.ly/fPYsky

Van Nuys, CA: Woman drives through lobby entrance of Valley Presbyterian Hospital November 30, 2010
DailyNews.com: http://bit.ly/hh55Nc

Plainville, MA: 80-year-old driver hits wrong pedal—and then The Pastry Box wall—November 30, 2010
TheSunChronicle.com: http://bit.ly/g3wRsU

Chicopee, MA: 43-year-old woman killed, three injured, when 81-year-old driver plows into Cumberland Farms store November 29, 2010
TheBostonChannel.com: http://bit.ly/hbeF3I
WGGB.com: http://bit.ly/eAMtrP
WWLP.com: http://bit.ly/eS8z9L
KOCO.com (video-only): http://bit.ly/gRjbiB

North Union Twp., PA: 90-year-old driver—eager to deliver mail—crashes into post office and garage November 29, 2010
ThePittsburghChannel.com: http://bit.ly/eaInQY

Indianapolis, IN: Thief crashes stolen car into CVS store to steal ATM November 29, 2010
IndyStar.com: http://bit.ly/gdFgvd

Pekin, IL: Motorcyclist arrested on DUI after hitting Vonderheide Floor Covering store November 29, 2010
PekinTimes.com: http://bit.ly/fnxkAx

Huntington, WV: Driver charged with DUI after crashing into former EMS station during police chase November 29, 2010
WSAZ.com: http://bit.ly/fGm0Ux

Daytona Beach, FL: Two injured when three-car accident sends one vehicle through front of Tire Kingdom store November 28, 2010
News-JournalOnline.com: http://bit.ly/fkilZC

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Residents of Salvation Army’s Booth Centre persuade car's occupants to not flee following early morning crash into their building November 28, 2010
MontrealGazette.com: http://bit.ly/fkHRHU

Chicago, IL: Driver, passenger injured during crash into furniture store November 28, 2010
NBCChicago.com: http://bit.ly/f8TB3V

Highland Park, CA: 52-year-old woman killed, three others injured by car that crashed into Troy's Burgers November 27, 2010
WARNING: The following news coverage includes disturbing video of this crash.
KTLA.com: http://bit.ly/eiRoRw
KABC: http://bit.ly/i4xvlS
KRCTV.com (video-only): http://bit.ly/hUU6Bf
RandyEconomy: http://bit.ly/h47k9n

Brandywine Hundred, DE: 18-year-old driver cited after losing control and smashing into office building November 26, 2010
CommunityPub.com: http://bit.ly/huGePZ

East Rockaway, NY: Driver charged with DUI after running into The Fishery November 26, 2010
LIHerald.com: http://bit.ly/epEDYI

Las Vegas, NV: Driver's unsafe lane change sends his car into glass entryway of building November 26, 2010
KTNV.com: http://bit.ly/fQcSO4

Andover, MA: Confused 41-year-old driver plows her truck into insurance office—after jumping curb, hitting tree and knocking down a column November 26, 2010
EagleTribune.com: http://bit.ly/fpFxgi

Brunswick, ME: Driver crashes into Walmart wall November 25, 2010
TheForecaster.net: http://bit.ly/e2ZBX8

Elkhart, IN: DUI suspected in crash into Universal Tae Kwon Do Academy building November 25, 2010
WNDU.com: http://bit.ly/hrvNLy

Ridgeland, MS: Four injured when driver's pedal confusion sends car into HoneyBaked Ham store November 24, 2010; company setting up fund to defray medical costs.
WAPT.com: http://bit.ly/haM2EM (Update: http://bit.ly/fYTYIe)
WLBT.com: http://bit.ly/ieevtU
ClarionLedger.com: http://bit.ly/eZtcCe

Waterloo, ON, Canada: 82-year-old driver plows SUV into travel agency—pushing employee's occupied desk—November 24, 2010
TheRecord.com: http://bit.ly/e69bWw

Lawndale, CA: Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash forces car into pawn shop November 24, 2010
DailyBreeze.com: http://bit.ly/eh5ziK

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