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Who’s behind this site?
That would be me—Mark Wright, a freelance writer based in Rockville, Maryland. My email address is: mark [at] wrightscontent [dot] com.

My story? Here are the basics:
  • On August 17, 2008, I was pushing open the glass doors of my then-favorite convenience store to leave when a car pulled in to park—and didn't stop, crashing directly into me and through the doors.
  • Lying in a hospital bed tends to give one lots of time to brood over questions, like: How come that car was able to crash right into the store and hit me? Why do these types of crashes occur? Is anybody tracking them? How can they be prevented?
  • One of the first-responders on scene at my accident told me this kind of thing happens a lot. Sure enough, once I got back home—two surgeries, two hospitals and two nursing homes later—I found plenty of news stories and videos online about similar crashes.
  • Fast-forward to May 2010: Given my professional background, publishing information to raise awareness of—and hopefully prevent—such accidents seemed like a natural extension of my business, so I turned my brooding into action and launched StorefrontCrashes.com.
  • The goal: Provide helpful information, resources and community for prevention-minded businesses and vehicle-into-building crash victims.

What were you buying at the convenience store where you got hit?
A Diet Coke and (don't laugh) one package of Hostess Sno Balls.

What other resources are out there on vehicle-into-building crashes?
You'll find lots more at the Storefront Safety Council website: StorefrontSafety.org.