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Multiple people injured when car crashes into building

A car reportedly crashed into a building in New York on March 10. According to the report, the accident, which occurred on East Avenue in the Bronx, took place when there were more than 20 workers inside. Luckily, no one was killed.

Apparently, a male driver was sitting in his black Dodge Charger when he tried to park. Witnesses say he might have hit the gas instead of the brakes. Several people who were around the building when the crash occurred stated that it sounded as if a bomb had gone off. A worker, who was in the building at the time, suggested that the driver appeared stunned but not intoxicated. Three people who were in the building suffered injuries that were described as serious but not life threatening. Five others also suffered injuries, but they were described as minor.

While many motor vehicle accidents occur while pedestrians are trying to cross the street or are walking on the sidewalk, it is not unusual for some to become injured by a car crashing through a building. In a number of cases, when these types of accidents occur, the driver may be at fault and those who suffered injuries might be able hold them responsible.

When someone is injured by a car, they may face expensive medical costs, the inability to work and suffer from pain. However, if a driver is found to be responsible for the crash, the injured person can file a personal injury lawsuit against them to seek compensation for the damages. The amount of compensation that the injured person might receive may be decided through negotiations or litigation.

Source: WABC-TV, "8 injured when car crashes into Bronx store", Sandra Bookman , March 10, 2014

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