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Grocery shoppers injured when car crashes through wall

On behalf of Kammholz Law PLLC posted in Car Accidents on Friday, February 7, 2014.

People in New York may have heard about a very scary crash that occurred at a New Jersey supermarket late last month. Two people were seriously injured when an out-of-control driver slammed through the walls of a Pathmark grocery store, shattering glass and plowing over produce stands in the store. It's a terrifying situation to imagine. One minute people are shopping for food for their families on a quiet afternoon, the next minute they are scrambling for their life to avoid a vehicle slamming through the walls of the building. Fortunately many of the shoppers were able to avoid the wreckage, but two grocery store employees were not so lucky. And the "cleanup in aisle five" was far more serious than spilt milk. Witness in the parking lot of the grocery store said the accident sound like an explosion. Shockingly, this isn't the first supermarket car crash in the area. In the last few months there have been at least two other instances of car accidents in grocery stores, causing serious injuries. According to NBC New York news, an accident in December at a local grocery store injured 15 unsuspecting victims. And in November, a woman lost her leg when an out-of-control driver pinned her to a cart corral. Police and safety officials need to take a hard look at safety regulations and make sure that grocery stores are safe for their shoppers, especially when adjacent vehicles can cause such serious damage. The victims of these incidents are lucky to be alive, but they still face a long and painful recovery from their serious injuries. These victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses, including monetary awards for their medical expenses and pain and suffering. Source: NBC 4 New York "Car Smashes Into New Jersey Pathmark; 3 Hurt," Jan. 24, 2014

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