When we are confined within the walls of a building, we tend to believe that we are safe from the dangers of others' driving skills. Sometimes, in the form of freak car accidents, that belief is proven wrong. One driver proved that wrong last weekend when she crashed through a store wall.
Last Saturday morning, an ice cream shop employee in Concord was met with a job stress that she likely never anticipated. While she might have had experience dealing with loads of customers on extremely hot days, she probably never had to deal with someone busting through the wall of the shop with a car.
The driver didn't just do damage to the store, but she also caused injury to the unsuspecting store employee. She was trapped by the vehicle and injured by the glass that was shattered in the crash. The store needed to be closed for cleanup. With glass in the ice cream, much of the product was wasted.
At this point, the driver who caused the crash is not faced with legal consequences. She supposedly put the car in reverse on accident instead of drive. When she put her foot on the gas, therefore, she didn't see where she was going and knocked down a support pillar and the store wall.
Earlier this year, another driver crashed into a wall that is just across the street from the now damaged ice cream shop. That accident was more serious, with two pedestrians having been killed in the incident. Fortunately, the most recent crash didn't kill anyone, just some batches of ice cream.
Source: KTVU, "Car crashes into Concord Baskin Robbins, traps employee behind counter," June 30, 2012