March 21, 2011

Weekly Crash Roundup - March 21, 2011

'Catching up from last week! As a time-saving experiment, I'm dropping the Bit.ly links in favor of incorporating each story link into its news source. PLEASE let me know which approach you prefer—I can switch back to Bit.ly if this change creates any ADA or usability issues for readers. –Mark

Germantown, PA: Two-car collision sends SUV through grocery store wall (Philadelphia Inquirer 3-21-2011)

Burnley, Lancashire, UK: Driverless car takes passenger on scary ride before hitting Tesco superstore (Daily Mail 3-19-2011)

Anchorage, AK: 24-year-old driver arrested on DUI after crashing into historic building (Daily News-Miner 3-19-2011)

Corbin, KY: Two-vehicle collision sends car into printing company entrance (Times-Tribune 3-18-2011)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Driver in her 50s injured while crashing completely into store (Montreal Gazette 3-18-2011)

Pinehurst, NC: Post office patron slightly injured when struck by car pulling in to park (The Pilot 3-18-2011)

Cortlandt, NY: Deli owner and customer sustain minor injuries when 73-year-old driver's pedal misstep sends her car into Lou's Corner Store (NCNLocal 3-17-2011)

Chicago, IL: Driver smashes minivan into thrift store then flees (CBS Chicago 3-17-2011)

Rockland, MA: Driver drifts off road and into front of music store (Patriot Ledger 3-17-2011)

Glendora, CA: 26-year-old driver arrested for DUI after crashing into Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop; one injured (San Gabriel Valley Tribune 3-16-2011)

East Stroudsburg, PA: Driver crashes car into water treatment plant (WNEP - 3-16-2011)

Lower Swatara Twp., PA: School-bus driver ejected in crash—then driverless bus continues on and crashes into into Jack's Auto Sales and Service (Fox 43 WPMT 3-14-2011)

Newnan, GA: Man charged with DUI for driving van into restaurant (Atlanta Journal-Constitution 3-13-2011) [Thanks to Kevin Shannon for this one.]

Panorama City, CA: 83-year-old driver injured, wife killed, when his truck accelerated uncontrollably into a hospital wall (Los Angeles Police Dept. notice via Nixle 3-11-2011) [Thanks to Charles Carter for this news link.]

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