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Car Strikes Dollar Tree in Pembroke Pines, Injures Woman and Child


March 21, 2020

PEMBROKE PINES, FL- Wsvn.com writes that a driver crashed into a Dollar Tree in Pembroke Pines this week in the mid-afternoon. Two people sustained injuries in the incident, including a woman and a child. Both of the victims were in the store when the collision occurred. Responders transported the injured to the Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment.*

The vehicle was a 2006 Honda Accord. The driver did not sustain injuries in the incident and remained at the scene. 

Images from the store show the car completely inside of the Dollar Tree with debris all over the floor from boxes and merchandise that the car collided with as it barreled through the retail space. 

Fortunately, the building did not suffer structural damage. 

Car into building collisions occur far more often than many people realize. These crashes take place around 60 times every day throughout the nation. Hundreds of people lose their lives annually in crashes involving vehicles striking buildings. The trend is disturbing as it illustrates that there is nowhere completely safe from traffic violence. Many blame the car-centric nature of the United States for the fact that so many of these wrecks take place. The roads are too close to structures, and parking lot designs are not created with pedestrian safety in mind. There are ways to improve safety and prevent many of these incidents from occurring. Instead, many shops have parking spaces that point directly at the front of stores and restaurants. A simple pedal error can send a car careening into shoppers and diners without warning. The vast majority of these crashes are driver errors, including mixing up the brake and gas pedals. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://wsvn.com/news/local/broward/woman-child-hospitalized-after-car-slams-into-pembroke-pines-dollar-tree/ and https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/02/19/you-arent-even-safe-from-a-car-inside-a-building/


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