SUV Slams Into Bakery, Injuring Ten
We want to bring you a story from nearby Garland today because it highlights what we know about pedestrian injuries – the do not necessarily happen on or directly around the roadway. Sometimes, pedestrians are in danger even when they are inside of a store.
Last month, an incident of impatience led to the driver of an SUV slamming the gas pedal too hard and sending the vehicle into the Panaderia Guatemalteca, a popular area bakery. Watching the surveillance footage, it is hard to believe that nobody was killed in the incident.
It happened when two vehicles were trying to get into the same parking spot in front of the store. In an effort to get into the space before the other vehicle, the driver over punched the gas.
“There were shelves. Our middle unit was thrown. There were soda cans. There was glass everywhere,” said the bakery owner’s son.
Most of the ten people injured were treated on scene. One was taken to the hospital.
At the Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde, we know that incidents like this can happen anywhere. If you need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to get the compensation you deserve.
When you are out on foot, we know the last thing you are thinking about is an accident. Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of others around you. During the latest reporting year for Texas, there were 5,767 pedestrian accidents. Of those:
- There were 614 fatalities
- There were 1,144 serious injuries
- There were over 2,000 less serious injuries
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable when it comes to accidents. They have no way to protect themselves from the impact of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. In the story above, the situation would have been much worse has it not been for the wall and large refrigerators that the SUV had to go through before it hit the people. Usually, a pedestrian is hit by the vehicle and thrown to the ground for a second impact.
It is not uncommon to see the following in a pedestrian accident:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Spinal and head injuries
- Major internal organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
Often, these injuries require major medical intervention to repair followed by long periods of rehabilitation for a full recovery. This can lead to major medical bills.
Other times, people are permanently disabled and are unable to return to work.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses and lost income?
What You Can Do
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, seek legal assistance immediately. Pedestrian accidents are far too common and we know how badly they can injure people. Your focus needs to be on healing, not how to pay your accident-related expenses. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we can provide you with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Dallas. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.