February 25, 2011

Weekly Crash Roundup - February 25, 2011

Back on track with regular updates beginning today. Of note: a Starbucks in Cumming, Georgia, got hit by yet another car just two weeks after the first accident, this one on Valentines Day.

Cohasset, MA: 42-year-old driver narrowly misses employees when she crashes minivan into coffee shop February 25, 2011
PatriotLedger.com: http://bit.ly/e0lVv9

Providence, RI: Doctor suspended for Feb. 16th liquor store smash-and-grab February 24, 2011
WHLT.com: http://bit.ly/epwRu6

Davenport, IA: City truck smashes into Sherwin Williams paint store and gets wedged inside February 21, 2011
KWQC.com: http://bit.ly/hePKg8

Rockville Centre, NY: Terminix truck skids into tuxedo store February 21, 2011
Newsday.com: http://bit.ly/dFfDMm

Jackson Twp., OH: Driver cited after crashing into front of Dunkin Donuts shop February 19, 2011
CantonRep.com: http://bit.ly/ieBTmF

Tulsa, OK: Two-vehicle collision sends 28-year-old driver's pickup into insurance office, pinning mother and three-year-old against the wall, February 18, 2011
TulsaWorld.com: http://bit.ly/eL26pN

Columbus, OH: Senior driver's pedal confusion propels car into storefront of vacant strip mall February 18, 2011. Noteworthy quote: "Upper Arlington Police Sgt. Jay Packard said, 'With her foot on the accelerator, it was enough to launch her over the top of the curb stop and then nothing to stop her.'"
ABC6OnYourSide.com: http://bit.ly/eNAPFR

Morehead, KY: Customer's pedal mix-up sends car backward at farm supply store, killing one employee and injuring another, February 18, 2011
WSAZ.com: http://bit.ly/e3aikz

Long Beach, CA: Toddler seriously injured when car crashes through doors of crowded restaurant February 17, 2011 [Thanks to Mark Sillings for this tip!]
KTLA.com: http://bit.ly/dIA01d

Thornton, CO: 33-year-old driver charged for causing deadly multiple-vehicle crash that ended when her own SUV smashed into a mattress store February 17, 2011
9News.com: http://bit.ly/efCaJB

Cleveland, OH: Argument blamed for couple's crash into Level One store; building extensively damaged February 17, 2011
WOIO.com: http://bit.ly/h58nZp

Charlotte, NC: Driverless car rigged to crash into warehouse February 17, 2011
NewsObserver.com: http://bit.ly/hN68Zo

Tiong Bahru, Singapore: Taxi narrowly misses mother and infant as it plunges through front of Century Barber Shop, damaging neighboring store in the process February 16, 2011. Noteworthy quote: "Both shop owners felt that there should be a more substantial barrier between the parking spaces and their shops."
AsiaOne.com: http://bit.ly/e5UCsY

Charlotte, NC: Two injured during SUV crash through Family Dollar store window February 16, 2011
WBTV.com: http://bit.ly/fzmN5n

Albany, GA: Seat-change saves pair from being hit by drunk driver who plowed through windows of sandwich shop February 16, 2011
AlbanyHerald.com: http://bit.ly/fpmjMO

Centerville, OH: 51-year-old driver cited after her pedal confusion sends SUV through window of computer store February 16, 2011
WHIOTV.com: http://bit.ly/hqOGvC

St. Clairsville, OH: 74-year-old driver crashes into wall of Walmart, injuring 19-year-old customer, February 15, 2011
WTOV9.com: http://bit.ly/dHv5Ku

Lakewood, CO: Eight injured when 75-year-old driver's medical problem causes him to crash into Cricket Cellular Vibe store February 12, 2011
DenverPost.com: http://bit.ly/h2hMNL

Cumming, GA: Driver's pedal confusion likely cause of the second crash in two weeks at the same Starbucks February 14, 2011. Noteworthy quote: "When asked if Starbucks plans to put safety measures in place to possibly help prevent another accident (such as the last two) from happening again, the company stated, 'Unfortunately, Starbucks does not have any further information to share at this time.'"
Cumming.Patch.com: http://bit.ly/eOQa2P

San Diego, CA: Two dozen injured, including woman who lost leg, from taxi's crash into patrons leaving bar February 11, 2011
Fox5SanDiego.com: http://bit.ly/ffE54P

St. Paul, MN: Mom whose 3-year-old drove car into convenience store sentenced February 9, 2011
KARE11.com: http://bit.ly/hkOtqH

Noblesville, IN: Driver injured after hitting fire station with her SUV February 8, 2011
IndyStar.com: http://bit.ly/euAIGj

Victoria, BC, Canada: Speeder crashes into campaign office February 5, 2011
TimesColonist.com: http://bit.ly/iayD9C

Huntington, WV: Driver flees after careening through glass front of furniture store February 4, 2011
WSAZ.com: http://bit.ly/hvb5rT

Aurora, CO: Three injured when two-vehicle crash sends SUV into McDonald's February 3, 2011
AuroraSentinel.com: http://bit.ly/g13WYh

Pine Beach, NJ: High-speed crash into elementary school leaves three dead February 3, 2011
NJ.com: http://bit.ly/e7RC1Z

Benton, KY: Driver charged after slamming SUV into entrance of Subway restaurant January 27, 2011
PaducahSun.com: http://bit.ly/fDGxR6

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