Multiple People Injured After Mercedes Crashed Through Nail Salon Located On Sherman Way
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (March 3, 2019) – At least three people were injured when a car crashed through the front of a nail salon located on the 18800 block of Sherman Way.
Los Angeles police are describing the car as a Mercedes-Benz. For reasons that remain under investigation, the driver went through the nail saloon around 1:57 a.m.
Three people were hit by the Mercedes-Benz and one was trapped against a wall. A video of the accident scene showed extensive damage through the nail salon.
It looked as if a bomb went off in the store. Police interviewed witnesses before driving the car out. It remains unclear if drugs or alcohol may have played a factor in the crash.
Paramedics arrived in order to tend to those that were injured.
Liability In Store Front Collisions
Storefront crashes may seem like a “freak occurrence,” but they are actually quite common. According to one report, “just 19% of the licensed drivers are responsible for something like 45% of such storefront crashes.” Storefront crashes can happen for a variety of reasons including faulty brakes and stuck accelerators. But most accidents tend to happen when the driver experiences “pedal confusion.” In short, a driver – typically elderly – mistakes the accelerator for the brakes.
These types of accidents are so common that a number of solutions have been developed to combat them. For example, bollard posts can be installed at storefronts to prevent cars from driving into the building. Bollard posts are rigid metal or concrete structures that are secured into the ground. They are a cheap, reliable way of preventing storefront accidents.
Victims of storefront crashes may be able to pursue a bodily injury claim for damages. This can include compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Many victims may not even realize the full extend of their injuries until many months or years after an accident. A car accident attorney can investigate your case free of charge and take steps to make sure your financial and medical needs are being taken care of.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that were injured in this car accident at the LA nail saloon. We sincerely hope that the LAPD conduct a thorough investigation into what happened. The store owners should also consider adding safety measures to prevent accidents like this in the future.
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