July 15, 2010

Weekly Crash Roundup - July 15, 2010

This week's roundup features 33 recent crashes plus an update on a prior report. Of particular note:

  • Terrible loss of life in July 11 Greeley, Colorado mall crash
  • Dramatic video of vehicle crashing into a Japanese restaurant July 7 in Perth, Australia
  • Eight restaurant patrons injured as vehicle smashes into a Chinese buffet July 2 in Snellville, Georgia

Sioux Falls, SD: UPDATE to a report in last week's roundup — Charges weighed against driver whose car crashed into room of 101-year-old nursing home resident; the resident later died.
Argus Leader story: http://bit.ly/abTrKK

Gastonia, NC: Car slams through wall of laundromat July 13, 2010
Gaston Gazette story & video: http://tinyurl.com/2a9w6ta

West Babylon, NY: Car plows into adult boutique, injuring driver and employee, July 13, 2010
Newsday.com story: http://bit.ly/a2Qfi0

Anniston, AL: Gas pedal blamed for Toyota Camry's crash into doctor's office July 13, 2010
NBC13 story: http://bit.ly/bnZy2D (via Interceder.net)

Paducah, KY: SUV's crash into accounting firm brings DUI charges July 12, 2010
KFVS12.com story: http://tinyurl.com/288ncqj

Greeley, CO: Two people killed when car crashes into mall July 11, 2010
Coloradoan.com story, photo & video: http://bit.ly/cOu9Hq
KJCT8.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/9zysYH
Greeley Tribune update: http://bit.ly/cECyU3

Cary, NC: Minivan crashes through glass doors of Chef of India restaurant July 11, 2010; it's Cary's second vehicle-into-building crash in a week (see July 6 crash below)
The Cary News story & photo: http://bit.ly/cetKGL (found via DailyMe.com: http://bit.ly/aXb8eq)

Saskatoon, Canada: Overnight crash into Hobby World store a hit-and-run July 11, 2010
The StarPhoenix story & photo: http://bit.ly/96SNoX

Topeka, KS: Car narrowly misses crowd as it plows into Hallmark card store July 10, 2010
Topeka Capital-Journal story & photo: http://bit.ly/bryu7H

Deland, FL: Thief crashes stolen SUV into bar July 10, 2010
Daytona Beach News-Journal story & photo: http://tinyurl.com/247vpvu

Harrisonburg, VA: Man crashes truck into bank July 10, 2010
WHSV.com story: http://tinyurl.com/2aku2hb

Saginaw Township, MI: Pedal confusion sends driver crashing into auto repair shop July 9, 2010
WNEM.com story & video: http://bit.ly/aaSHBy

Troy, OH: Driver crashes into vacant storefront after hitting gas instead of brake July 9, 2010
WHIOTV.com story & video: http://bit.ly/b6hkre

Sioux Falls, SD: Distracted driver runs into fire station July 9, 2010
WCCO.com story: http://tinyurl.com/246eh8f

Sparks, NV: 82-year-old driver dies after July 8, 2010, crash into building
KTVN.com story: http://tinyurl.com/2ukedkv
Initial KOLOTV.com story & video: http://bit.ly/cAnsiv

Detroit, MI: Thief drives into CVS store to steal ATM July 8, 2010
The Detroit News story & photo: http://bit.ly/ahdBcK

Perth, Australia: Patrons go flying as car smashes into Japanese restaurant July 7, 2010
CBS News video: http://bit.ly/cbhmlq
ABC News video: http://bit.ly/bac62C

Sioux Falls, SD: 20-year-old driver possibly asleep at wheel as car runs into furniture store July 7, 2010
ArgusLeader.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/bSz1Um

Oak Park, IL: Driver errs while parking, drives into hair salon July 7, 2010
WednesdayJournalOnline.com story & photos: http://bit.ly/atVk0L

Seattle, WA: Pet grooming business may be closed for a month after crash July 7, 2010
KIROTV.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/9izTRl

San Antonio, TX: Suspected thief crashes truck into self storage facility July 7, 2010
WOAI.com story & video: http://bit.ly/doT2sS

Brawley, CA: Jeep crashes into 7-Eleven storefront July 7, 2010
Imperial Valley Press Online story: http://tinyurl.com/25k3uhl

Rockford, MI: Customers escape injury when car crashes into Pizzeria Grande July 6, 2010
The Grand Rapids Press story & photo: http://bit.ly/beOjME

Cary, NC: 21-year-old's medical condition sends him crashing into light store July 6, 2010
WRAL.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/9JxeYS

Georgetown, KY: Driver arrested after flee attempt when he smashed into a Motel 6 July 6, 2010
WKYT.com story: http://bit.ly/9luoAp

Grand Blanc, MI: SUV smashes through Rite Aid store wall July 5, 2010
Mlive.com story & photos: http://tinyurl.com/2cp9bep

Hampstead/N. London, UK: Singer George Michael arrested after crashing into Snappy Snaps store July 4, 2010
The Independent story: http://bit.ly/b0VmCq

Snellville, GA: Eight people injured when car crashes into Chinese buffet July 2, 2010
CBSAtlanta.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/btybef
WSBTV.com slideshow & video: http://bit.ly/aZkXs2
Athens Banner-Herald reports nine injured: http://tinyurl.com/347egxm

Spokane, WA: Elderly man confuses pedals, crashes into drivers licensing agency office July 2, 2010
KHQ.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/awKE9x

Cairo, GA: Drunk driver hits multiple businesses July 2, 2010
WALB.com story & photo: http://tinyurl.com/23u4qo9

Great Falls, MT: Girl confuses 'park' with drive, crashes into Cost Cutters store June 29, 2010
KFBB.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/bo2Onv

Huntsville, AL: Car crashes into Sonic Drive-In June 29, 2010
AL.com news blurb: http://bit.ly/9RO4Af

Kissimmee, FL: Driver trapped after his car collides with animal clinic June 14, 2010
WFTV.com story & video: http://bit.ly/bIU9JJ

Monroeton, PA: Woman killed when she crashes into church June 11, 2010
TheDailyReview.com story & photo: http://bit.ly/9CsQTf

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