June 30, 2011

Recent Crash Examples - June 30, 2011

Photo: Toms River News - June 5, 2011
Forty examples this time, including one from Australia and one in the U.K.

Cedar Rapids, IA: Crash into convenience store being investigated (The Gazette - June 29, 2011)

Knoxville, TN: Driver crashes into liquor store following medical issue (WATE - June 29, 2011)

Kidderminster, Worcester, UK: Police car crashes into audio-video shop—then leaves (NewsToday - June 27, 2011)

Lakeside, CA: SUV crashes into McDonald's play area (CBS8 - June 26, 2011)

Denison, TX: 86-year-old driver hits National Guard building (KTEN - June 26, 2011 - via Steve Moll)

San Jose, CA: Two nursing home residents die, two others hospitalized, after 90-year-old driver crashes car into activity room (ABC7 - video - June 25, 2011; update Mercury News - June 26, 2011; Mercury News reports criminal charges being considered - June 27, 2011)

Yeadon, PA: Charges filed against hit-and-run driver who crashed into 7-Eleven employee (voy.com - June 25, 2011; 6ABC - June 24, 2011)

Greenwich, CT: Accidental acceleration suspected in senior driver's backwards crash into Sophia's Costumes (Greenwich Time - June 25, 2011)

Jeannette, PA: Car crashes into Fox's Pizza (WPXI - June 24, 2011)

Seattle, WA: Taxi driver crashes into bank lobby (KIRO - June 24, 2011 - via Steve Moll)

Lorain, OH: Car crashes into Dollar General store (19 Action News - June 23, 2011)

Melrose, MA: 76-year-old driver crashes into Rite Aid pharmacy, injuring two employees (MyFoxBoston - June 22, 2011)

Denver, CO: Driver cited after dog jumps in her lap, causing her to crash into Dollar Tree store (KDVR - June 21, 2011)

Swatara Twp., PA: Driver injured during crash into mattress store (PennLive - June 21, 2011)

Minneapolis, MN: Driver crashes stolen SUV into convenience store during police pursuit (CBS Minnesota - June 21, 2011)

Southport, Queensland, Australia: University student blames bright sunlight for his crash through the front of a music shop (Goldcoast - June 20, 2011)

East Peoria, IL: 20-year-old driver crashes truck into sports bar (PJStar - June 20, 2011 - via Steve Moll)

Plano, TX: Driver loses control, slams into pet shop (KHOU - June 18, 2011)

Bellevue, WA: Driver in her 30s confuses pedals, crashes into Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop, injuring two (KIRO - June 17, 2011)

Chula Vista, CA: DUI suspected in woman's late-night crash through storefront (10News - June 17, 2011)

Santa Clarita, CA: Driver crashes into gas station following police pursuit (FresnoBee - July 17, 2011)

Madison, WI: Car crashes into thrift store (NBC15 - June 16, 2011)

Bridgehampton, NY: 65-year-old driver confuses gas & brake, smashes SUV into Carvel ice cream parlor (27East - June 15, 2011)

Wichita, KS: Car plows into liquor store (KAKE - June 15, 2011)

Beaverton, OR: 51-year-old driver mistakes pedals, crashes into Safeway (KATU - June 15, 2011 - via Steve Moll)

North Knoxville, TN: Two-vehicle collision sends SUV into consignment shop (WBIR - June 14, 2011)

Bridgeport, CT: Driver in his 70s crashes into convenience store (Acorn Online - June 13, 2011)

Arlington, VA: Elderly driver crashes into beauty salon (ARL now - June 13, 2011)

La Mesa, CA: Two-vehicle collision in parking lot sends car into veterinary clinic (Patch - June 12, 2011)

Suwanee, GA: Walmart employee charged after deliberately crashing into store (AccessNorthGA - June 11, 2011)

Elizabeth, CO: Two-car collision sends vehicle through front window of Curves store (9News - June 8, 2011)

Lexington, KY: Pedal confusion sends driver crashing into music store (WKYT - June 6, 2011)

Toms River, NJ: (See top photo) 19-year-old driver charged with DUI after smashing into room at Holiday Inn, pinning the room's sleeping occupant against wall (Toms River News - June 5, 2011 - via Steve Moll)

Gary, IN: Two-vehicle crash sends SUV into resale shop, doing extensive damage (Post-Tribune - June 5, 2011)

Greensboro, NC: 'Ninja' crashes into Apple store in apparent theft attempt (MyFox8 - June 3, 2011)

Layton, UT: Driver crashes car into comic book store in a "high speed u-turn" (ABC4 - June 3, 2011)

Victor, MT: 92-year-old driver confuses pedals while trying to park, crashes into beauty salon (Ravalli Republic - June 2, 2011)

King of Prussia, PA: Thieves crash into business during police pursuit (Philly.com - June 1, 2011)

Topeka, KS: Driver crashes into grocery store in anger over shopping cart (KAKE - June 1, 2011)

Paoli, PA: Driver's alleged pedal confusion sends car into new Shoppe Flare store (Mainline Media News - May 23, 2011; update & video of shop owner interview via Patch - June 22, 2011)

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