February 3, 2011

Weekly Crash Roundup - February 3, 2011

The storefront crash roundup returns after a longer-than-planned holiday break. Unfortunately, the crashes themselves took no break. Even Starbucks was hit at two locations on the same day this week.

North Miami, FL: Five Starbucks customers injured when apparent pedal confusion causes driver to crash through window into the store February 1, 2011
JustNews.com: http://bit.ly/dRRv2Y

Cummings, GA: Two Starbucks patrons injured by SUV that crashed through window February 1, 2011
AJC.com: http://bit.ly/h0got6

San Antonio, TX: Driver's crash into Chinese restaurant starts stubborn fire February 1, 2011
FoxSanAntonio.com: http://bit.ly/hWdO1R

Springfield, PA: 84-year-old driver confuses gas/brake pedals, plows through front window of Red Wing Shoe Store, injuring an 81-year-old customer January 31, 2011
DelcoTimes.com: http://bit.ly/fwqYHI

Tampa, FL: Adrian Fernandez Insurance office suffers third vehicle-into-building crash in 10 years when one of its insureds slams through its wall January 31, 2011
TampaBay.com: http://bit.ly/fsOyWP

San Diego, CA: Hit-and-run crash into JCPenney store might have been intended as distraction for jewelry store robbery on other side of same mall January 31, 2011
10news.com: http://bit.ly/fQBVtF

Edmonton, AL, Canada: Clothing store employee and customer trapped by car when elderly driver crashes inside January 31, 2011
EdmontonJournal.com: http://bit.ly/epW5ff

Hollywood, FL: Comfort Inn employee injured when teen driver hits motel's wall with stolen SUV January 30, 2011
Sun-Sentinal.com: http://bit.ly/h8Mz2h

Pacifica, CA: Six injured when 49-year-old drunk driver smashes truck into Winters Tavern January 29, 2011
KTVU.com: http://bit.ly/gQU0aY

Loveland, OH: Speeder loses control and crashes into Corner Coffee Cafe in Symmes Township January 29, 2011
Fox19.com: http://bit.ly/hbyNa9

Stittsville, Ottawa, Canada: Senior driver loses control of vehicle and crashes through car wash January 28, 2011
cnews.canoe.ca: http://bit.ly/hT3VDX

Ft. Walton Beach, FL: Driver flees after crashing rental car into O'Reilly Auto Parts store January 26, 2011
WEARtv.com: http://bit.ly/fykjRk

Everett, WA: Driver charged after slamming SUV into business, injuring three, January 25, 2011
EnterpriseNewspapers.com: http://bit.ly/e4trx2

Hyattsville, MD: Driver crashes into seafood deli January 21, 2011
WUSA9.com: http://bit.ly/h2Fzfs

North Kamloops, BC, Canada: 50-year-old driver injures customer, damages storefront, during crash into Canadian Tire shop January 20, 2011
BCLocalNews.com: http://bit.ly/h3PZwW

Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, UK: Close call for employee and customer when car plows into grocery store January 18, 2011
DailyMail.co.uk: http://bit.ly/gisj5Y

Knoxville, TN: After responding to reported burglary at a tobacco store, police discover car that had crashed inside January 17, 2011
KnoxNews.com: http://bit.ly/dPZoQY

Naperville, IL: 23-year-old driver admits to hit-and-run crash into shoe store January 16, 2011
DailyHerald.com: http://bit.ly/fGnXMC

State College, PA: Two months after 28-year-old driver's DUI-fueled crash put it out of commission, Arby's Restaurant reopens January 14, 2011
Collegian.psu.edu: http://bit.ly/ffokon

Milesburg, PA: 28-year-old driver fleeing from police crashes into Etter’s Country & More—destroying furniture and delaying store's grand opening.
CentreDaily.com: http://bit.ly/g92aOV

Jacksonville, FL: 14-year-old driver charged after hit-and-run into gas station that seriously injured customer January 13, 2011
Jacksonville.com: http://bit.ly/gI64vu

Abilene, TX: Pedal confusion sends driver's truck through front of Smokin Jo's restaurant, narrowly missing owner's dog, January 12, 2011
BigCountryHomepage.com: http://bit.ly/f8WFpo

Melbourne, FL: Driver claims mechanical problem caused crash into liquor store January 10, 2011
WFTV.com: http://bit.ly/guWjn4

Rochester, NY: Drivers hits buildings in two separate crashes January 9, 2011
13wham.com: http://bit.ly/gL8YS3

Ladysmith, BC, Canada: Driver skids on ice, slams into gas station January 8, 2011
BCLocalNews.com: http://bit.ly/hGanAV

Lexington, KY: Driver hits icy patch—and then tire store—January 8, 2011
WKYT.com: http://bit.ly/h4Yb4j

Cheekotwaga, NY: Gear confusion leads 85-year-old driver to accelerate into Rite Aid store January 7, 2011
WKBW.com: http://bit.ly/fOrYDw

Edmond, OK: Driver cited after her pedal confusion sends car into Family Dollar store January 7, 2011
KOCO.com: http://bit.ly/ha5Sae

Chicago, IL: One injured as van crashes into bank January 7, 2011
ABCLocal.go.com: http://bit.ly/h59I9J

Flowood, MS: Elderly driver crashes through windows of shoe store while backing out of handicap spot January 5, 2011
WAPT.com: http://bit.ly/gbO3EE
ClarionLedger.com: http://bit.ly/huu1ty

Knoxville, TN: Brake trouble blamed for 17-year-old driver's crash into Labor Ready building January 4, 2011
WATE.com: http://bit.ly/ezbsWB

North Hollywood, CA: Driver charged with DUI after crashing into Tom's Burgers, injuring family, January 3, 2011
NBCLosAngeles.com: http://bit.ly/hSk2vh

Atlanta, GA: Thieves ram liquor store with car during heist January 3, 2011
AJC.com: http://bit.ly/ekUEl7

Dallas, TX: Elderly driver injures two customers during crash into Best Buy store January 2, 2011
WFAA.com: http://bit.ly/fHeO4E

Milwaukee, WI: 23-year-old valet crashes customer's car into store while parking January 2, 2011
DailyHerald.com: http://bit.ly/gb4rOg

Waltham, MA: 72-year-old driver injures cashier during crash into CVS store December 28, 2010
WickedLocal.com: http://bit.ly/hQOpa4

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