Hallsville — SUV Crashes into Hardware Store
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 9:50 pm
On Monday, January 28, 2019, a car crash that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 80 and FM 450 caused a vehicle to crash into the front of a Hallsville Hardware store.
According to reports, at approximately 6:35 p.m., an SUV had collided into a pickup near the intersection of U.S. 80 and FM 450, and this collision caused the SUV to careen into the front of Buchanan’s Hallsville Hardware and Feed. The storefront sustained significant damage.
The driver of the SUV was brought to a Longview hospital. She was not critically injured; she was just simply shaken up pretty bad.
It is good to hear that the victim turned out to be relatively okay. Unfortunately, there are other victims who aren’t as lucky. Car accidents are fairly common occurrences nowadays. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
There are various types of car accidents, and one of them is a crash involving buildings or walls. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there were 266 of such crashes in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties, and that number is up from 2014’s 255 and 2015’s 240.
In another statistics by Rob Reiter and Mark Wright, it is shown that of the crashes into buildings that the two of them researched between 2014 and 2017, 24% of those involved retail stores, 23% commercial buildings, 19% restaurants, and the remainder of that include convenience stores, offices, and other non-residential structures.
Also according to Reiter and Wright, the leading causes of these crashes are operator and pedal errors, which account for 30% and 25% of these crashes respectively. Reiter said that operator error usually means drivers accelerated too much or were speeding or were in the wrong gear, while pedal error means the driver made the mistake of stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake.
Other causes and factors can be drunken/distracted driving, traffic accidents, medical emergencies, age, and sometimes even the weather (i.e. the rain making the road slippery and wet, etc.).
If you are a victim of this kind of car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.