Car accidents occur all the time on freeways, highways, and sidestreets. It is also not uncommon to hear about vehicles hitting pedestrians walking across roadways, in parking lots, and even on sidewalks. However, you wouldn’t expect to be involved in a motor vehicle accident while sitting in a restaurant.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case in Summerlin this week, when a car smashed through the front window of a pizzeria. According to police, the driver of the vehicle accidentally pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake while in front of Eastside Pizza in the 1000 block of South Rampart Boulevard in Summerlin. The incident took place on September 15 at around 5pm.
Newspaper photos show glass strewn across part of the dining area of the restaurant. There is no word on the cost of the damages to the store itself. But it was just pure luck that no diners were sitting at a window table when the car crashed through the glass.
Had there been people hurt inside the pizza parlor as a result of the accident, the driver (who was not identified) would probably be held liable for injuries. In cases like these, the at-fault driverl who caused the accident would be exposed to providing compensation for damages such as hospital bills, medical tests, ambulance charges, and recuperative therapy costs. A court might even award damages for pain and suffering or mental anguish to the victims as well.
The chances of being struck by a car while dining are statistically very slim. But if that ever happens to you or our loved ones, contact a personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience.