A vehicle crashed through a New Jersey eatery at approximately 12 p.m. on March 3, striking one patron. The driver, a 71-year-old woman, reportedly careened through the seating area of Cluck-U Chicken in Red Bank before the vehicle struck a granite counter located inside the building.
At the time the incident occurred, there were four people inside the building. A 37-year-old customer standing at the counter was reportedly struck by the vehicle. He suffered a minor injury to his leg but refused any medical treatment on site. An employee also reportedly suffered a minor injury to his hand; he also declined medical treatment. The vehicle was removed from the store at approximately 1:15 p.m. the same day. When the report was released, the driver had not been issued a summons.
A car may crash into a building for a number of reasons. Sometimes, drivers hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. Drivers may also be driving recklessly or suffer a medical emergency that causes them to lose control of their vehicle.
When a person suffers an injury caused by a negligent or reckless driver, they are potentially eligible to attempt to recover the cost of any damages they sustained in the car crash by filing a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, these damages include the cost of any medical bills that were incurred, lost income and compensation for the pain and suffering the injuries caused. An attorney may assist with any negotiations that occur with the responsible driver's insurance company.
Source: NJ.com, "2 injured after car crashes through Red Bank eatery, police say," Rob Spahr, March 3, 2015