May 16, 2011

Recent Crash Examples - May 16, 2011

I've found 50 crashes via Google since the last update about a month ago; 45 in the U.S., 5 in other nations. My eyes are crossing, so that's all the searching for today. –Mark

Delray Beach, FL: Driver crashes into electronics store while trying to park (WPTV - May 16, 2011)

New York, NY: Cab crashes into Starbucks (Gothamist - May 15, 2011)

Enfield, CT: Two-vehicle crash sends car into deli (Patch - May 14, 2011)

Cedar Rapids, IA: 15-year-old driver attempts to flee after crashing into Nutri-Sport store (KGAN CBS2 - May 12, 2011)

Morrisville, NC: 27-year-old driver shifts into drive instead of reverse while attempting to pull out of parking spot; does $40k in damage to store (WRAL5 - May 12, 2011)

Vancouver, WA: Driver arrested after smashing through tanning salon windows—and right into a tanning bed. Luckily, the bed was unoccupied. (Fox12 - May 12, 2011)

San Diego, CA: Driver slams into San Diego Police Museum after careening through neighboring yard and parking lot (Signon San Diego - May 11, 2011)

Amsterdam, MO: Thieves smash car into McBee's General Store to steal cash register and ATM; one arrested (KCTV5 - May 11, 2011)

Bowling Green, KY: Pedal confusion sends patient crashing into dental office (WBKO - May 11, 2011)

Jersey City, NJ: Driver injured during crash into daycare center (NJ.com - May 10, 2011)

West Hempstead, NY: Minivan detaches from tow truck and plows through glass storefront of Nahas Rug Co. (Patch - May 10, 2011)

Bandon, OR: 85-year-old driver dies after crashing into salon; "...2002 Toyota Camry jumped the curb and entered a parking lot, narrowly missing parked cars, a utility pole and other electrical equipment, before striking the salon." (Bandon Western World - May 10, 2011)

Singapore: Two-car collision causes 60-year-old driver to hit historic former convent (Whatsonningbo - May 10, 2011)

Rio Grande, NJ: Reckless driving charge brought after truck careens over shopping center curbs, through a fence and into a house (Cape May County Herald - May 10, 2011)

Dracut, MA: Store customer claims brakes failed as she was trying to park, sending car smashing through windows and into shelves of valuable collectibles (WHDH-TV - May 10, 2011)

Salem, OR: Suspected street race sends car crashing into restaurant (KTVZ - May 9, 2011)

Mason, OH: Motorcyclist loses control, veers across parking lot, crashes through window of antiques store (Middletown Journal - May 9, 2011)

Atlanta, GA: No injuries reported from crash into Atlanta Public Schools building (CBS Atlanta - May 9, 2011)

Escondido, CA: 17-year-old driver confuses gas/brake pedals, plows through front of yogurt shop (10News - May 9, 2011)

Bangor, ME: 49-year-old driver with suspended license falls asleep at wheel, damaging business's landscaping and sign (Bangor Daily News - May 8, 2011)

Louisville, KY: Car crashes through wall of Salvation Army's Fellowship Hall (Fox41 - May 8, 2011)

Ingram, PA: Hobby shop recovering after car crashes into building (WPXI - May 8, 2011)

New York, NY: Six people hit by speeding car that drove through bus stop and into restaurant (NBC New York - May 7, 2011)

Lorain, OH: 37-year-old drunk driver steers SUV up steps and into city hall entrance (Morning Journal - May 6, 2011)

Wisconsin Rapids, WI: Driver incinerated in fire following crash into church (Leader Telegram - May 6, 2011)

St. Paul, MN: Startled police horse backs into cafe window (Pioneer Press - May 6, 2011)

Ford City, PA: 72-year-old driver's foot slips off brake while parking, sending car into Family Dollar store (Pittsburgh Live - May 6, 2011)

Goose Creek, SC: 77-year-old driver injured, along with store customer, during crash through grocery store wall (Post & Courier - May 5, 2011)

Mesa, AZ: Driver cited after crashing medical van into vacant business (East Valley Tribune - May 5, 2011)

Potsdam, NY: 25-year-old driver charged after hitting florist shop (Daily Courier-Observer - May 5, 2011)

Boston, MA: One injured when car crashes into CVS Pharmacy (MyFoxBoston - May 5, 2011)

Ammon, ID: Driver smashes SUV halfway through McDonald's entrance (SEI Now - May 4, 2011)

Topeka, KS: Driver smashes into side of Chinese restaurant (KTKA - May 4, 2011)

Norwalk, CT: Driver blames dog for crash while pulling into park at vet hospital (Stamford Advocate - May 4, 2011)

Lismore, Australia: Inclement weather possible factor in driver's crash into business (Northern Star - May 4, 2011)

Fredericksburg, VA: 73-year-old driver plows into restaurant after jumping a median, a sidewalk, a berm and traveling through a parking lot—all while unconscious (Fredericksburg.com - May 4, 2011)

Osakis, MN: Driver injured after steering minivan through parking lot, over curb and into an assisted living facility (Echo Press - May 4, 2011)

Chicago, IL: Two-vehicle collision sends car through windows of Dunkin' Donuts shop, injuring both drivers; "The crash sent glass and debris all over the donuts and muffins behind the counter, so everything baked for the morning had to be thrown out," said the store manager. (Chicago Breaking News - May 3, 2011)

Cheboygan, MI: Drunk driver careens through auto body repair shop's office (9and10News - May 3, 2011)

Hallsville, MO: Mechanical problem blamed for car's crash into convenience store (Columbia Tribune - May 3, 2011)

Arlington, VA: Two injured when car crashes into CVS Pharmacy (ARL Now - May 2, 2011)

Pueblo, CO: Driver dies, passenger injured, in DUI-related crash into high school (Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2011)

Poulsbo, WA: Driver in her 70s thought vehicle's shifter was in 'park'—before crashing through windows of shoe store (SeattlePI - May 2, 2011)

Southsea, Portsmouth, UK: 26-year-old driver arrested after crashing into antiques shop (The News - May 2, 2011)

Chicago, IL: Driver flees after crashing into Manny's Deli (Chicago Tribune - May 1, 2011)

Diss, Norfolk, UK: 18-year-old burglary suspect crashes into shop during police chase (Diss Express - April 30, 2011)

Forest, Ontario, Canada: 78-year-old driver's van accelerates into front doors of store, injuring employee (Lambton Shield - April 28, 2011)

Marion, IA: 84-year-old driver's pedal confusion sends car through front windows of clothing store (The Gazette - April 22, 2011)

Houston, TX: SUV smashes through front windows of cell phone store (Click2Houston - April 21, 2011)

La Mirada, CA: Driver's pedal misstep while backing out of parking space sends car into coffee shop door (The Chimes - April 20, 2011)

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