As Christmas season and sales arrive, more and more people will be headed to the stores. Most would assume that they are relatively safe as they do so, but car accidents can happen at any time and at any place. For example, one woman in Maryland was seriously injured as she was entering a store.
The accident happened at a Rugged Warehouse at approximately 1 p.m. one day in mid-November. Witness reports indicate that an elderly driver was attempting to pull into a handicapped parking spot. For unknown reasons, the van then crashed into the store.
Two women — one holding a baby — were apparently entering the store at the time. One of the women suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries. The second woman, who was holding the baby at the time of the accident, was transported to the hospital along with the child. While the driver of the van was uninjured, a person in the store suffered minor injuries.
The injured woman in this accident is likely still in shock. When people are entering a store, especially if they are on a sidewalk, they likely assume they are safe from any car accidents. However, that isn’t always the case, and as a result, this woman now faces medical bills and, potentially, lost wages from work as she recovers from the accident. Many victims of car accidents in Maryland have sought relief for expenses such as these in a civil court. Some who could prove that the injuries suffered were caused by another party’s negligence received a monetary award to cover damages stemming from the accident.
Source: NBC Washington, “Minivan Driven 50 Feet Into Rugged Wearhouse Store“, Michelle Chavez, Nov. 13, 2014