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Ventura Storefront Crash Causes Injuries and Flooding

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Ventura Storefront Crash Causes Injuries and Flooding

I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura car accident lawyer. A car that jumped over a curb smashed into a Ventura business on Thursday, June 8. The accident resulted in the closure of multiple businesses for a minimum of 24 hours.

Accident Details

The crash occurred about 11:00 a.m. at a shopping area on East Main just off Business U.S.101. In addition to striking the door of one of the local businesses, the vehicle hit a water pipe, which caused flooding in some of the nearby stores. According to fire officials from the Ventura County Fire Department, occupants inside the building had all evacuated the building about five minutes after the crash. One person was reported injured and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment. Among the buildings closed because of the results of the crash were a restaurant, fitness center and massage parlor.

Accident Injuries

Accident injuries can be much more serious for someone who is struck by a motor vehicle while inside a store. The crash can not only cause severe injuries to the person inside but flying debris and broken glass can compound those injuries. From broken bones to fractured skulls or spinal cord injuries, an accident of this type can lead to lost time from work, high medical costs and other expenses that should not be borne by the injured person.

Psychological Trauma

In addition, psychological trauma may occur with symptoms such as sleepless nights, anxiety, flashbacks or post-traumatic stress disorder. Although recovering damages from the accident will not help with physical and emotional symptoms, it does help give the person peace of mind that the financial part of healing from injuries is taken care of. That is why contacting an experienced car accident lawyer is important.

Storefront Crashes

Storefront accidents are more common that most people think. Statistics from the Storefront Safety Council reported that from 2013 through 2016, there were over 8,500 storefront crashes reported. Twenty-four percent of the crashes occurred with retail businesses and 23 percent with commercial buildings. Thirty-three percent of storefront crashes were caused by driver error, pedal error accounted for 25 percent of the accidents and drunk driving contributed to 16 percent. In addition, traffic accidents contributed to 11 percent, a medical problem caused 8 percent and burglary accounted for 7 percent.

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Attorney Ed Smith

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I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura car accident lawyer. Motor vehicle collisions can cause traumatic injuries or result in a wrongful death when extreme negligence is involved. When injured due to someone else’s fault, call me at (805) 372-0200. My advice is friendly and free. Outside the calling area, use my toll-free line at (800) 404-5400.

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