September 9, 2011

Recent Crash Examples - September 9, 2011

Image: Pasadena Fire Dept. via Crown City News

A long overdue update, with 25 examples.

Temple, TX: Driver crashes into convenience store entrance (Temple Daily Telegram - September 9, 2011)

Boston, MA: Police car crashes into building (Fox News - September 9, 2011)

Wyandotte, MI: Medical condition suspected in 88-year-old driver's crash—twice—into AAA insurance building; he then "accelerated across the parking lot, struck a pole and eventually his car came to a rest after striking a parked vehicle" (Oakland Press - September 7, 2011)

Kansas City, MO: Carjacking victim slams into police garage—with suspect clinging to car hood (K.C. Star - September 6, 2011)

Ashwaubenon, MI: 66-year-old driver crashes into UPS Store while trying to park; resulting fire causes strip mall's evacuation (WBAY - September 6, 2011)

Jacksonville, FL: Two-car collision—including police cruiser—sends both into building (Florida Times-Union - August 31, 2011)

Beaumont, TX: 82-year-old driver injures three during crash into Cracker Barrel restaurant (KFDM - August 26, 2011)

Seattle, WA: Gunmen crash into building during police chase (KOMO- August 26, 2011)

Gallup, NM: One killed, three injured, when tanker truck crashes into Sun Loan offices (Navajo Times - August 25, 2011)

Fresno, CA: Stabbing victim dies after crashing into building (KMPH - August 24, 2011)

Pomona, CA: Truck driver falls asleep, veers off road into Caltrans building at 55 mph (NBC LA - August 24, 2011)

Stillwater, OK: Dump truck swerves to avoid collision, slams into Thomas Autos building (NewsPress - August 23, 2011)

Beaverton, OR: 32-year-old driver suffers seizure, crashes car into sushi restaurant (Beaverton P.D. [PDF] - August 22, 2011)

Pinckney, MI: 18-year-old driver runs stop, goes airborne, plows into Best Entertainment building (Livingston Daily - August 19, 2011)

Pittsburgh, PA: Driver plows into Pittsburgh Cultural Trust building, says foot got stuck on gas pedal (CBS - August 16, 2011)

Trenton, NJ: Carjacking victim sends SUV careening into building while she bails out (Trentonian - August 3, 2011)

Novato, CA: Two-car collision sends one through wall of soon-to-be Chipotle restaurant (Novato Patch - August 2, 2011)

Pasadena, CA: Driver injured after plowing all the way into a production company building (Crown City News - August 2, 2011) — See photo above.

Goldvein, VA: Two-car crash at gas station/convenience store damages pump, store entrance (Goldvein Vol. F.D. - August 2, 2011)

Clinton, MD: 39-year-old driver crashes SUV into dermatologist's waiting room (Fox News + Gazette - August 1, 2011)

Seattle, WA: Driver crashes over ledge into Big Fish Games building (Seattle PI - July 27, 2011)

San Diego, CA: Accidental acceleration suspected after driver crashes into vacant storefront (10News - July 10, 2011)

New York, NY: Two-vehicle collision sends one car through storefront of Sleepy's mattress store, injuring two (Sheepshead Bites - July 2, 2011)

Beaver, PA: 85-year-old driver mistakenly pulled forward instead of backward, smashing through photo studio's entrance and narrowly missing owner and customer (Beaver Countian - July 1, 2011)

Haverford Twp., PA: Driver confuses pedals, crashes into jewelry store (Mainline Media News - July 1, 2011)

Correction: The Santa Clarita, CA accident example ('Driver crashes into gas station following police pursuit') listed in June was mistakenly dated as having been reported July 17, but should have read 'June 17...'