Car Accident at Giovanni’s Pizza On Long Island Injured Three People After Woman Drove Through The Front Of The Store
WEST BABYLON, NEW YORK (March 12, 2018) – A woman accidentally drove her car through the storefront of Giovanni’s Pizza in West Babylon.
Police officials on Long Island are saying the 66-year-old woman seems to have mistaken the brakes for the gas.
An employee for Giovanni’s Pizza was taken to the hospital as well as two other patrons inside the pizzeria.
An investigation into the car accident that left three people injured remains ongoing.
LIABILITY IN CAR ACCIDENTS WHERE DRIVERS RUN INTO STOREFRONTS
Car’s crashing into store fronts are typically thought of as freak accidents, but it’s actually incredibly common. Thousands of cars crash into the front of stores every year in the United States. For this reason, a number of store owners have installed bollard posts outside of their store’s. A bollard post is a large concrete or metal pillar designed to prevent vehicles from traveling into certain areas. These posts help protect pedestrians and those on the inside of a building. When a building owner has been made aware of a safety problem posed by vehicles entering into the front of a store, they must take action to correct the problem. Any business owner that fails to properly protect their guests may be held liable in the event of an accident.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the car accident at Giovanni’s Pizza in West Babylon. We extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this accident. We sincerely hope that steps are taken to help make this location safer. Bollard posts should be installed in the front of the store in order to prevent this from happening again.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident after a vehicle came through a storefront you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced premises liability attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.