Most people think a car accident can only happen on the road. Every once in a while, a car accident can involve a building as well. This is the case for a recent car accident that occurred in South Boston. A man smashed his car through the walls of a real estate office after traveling in reverse across the street from a Rite Aid parking lot. The driver went over a guardrail and into the office’s conference room. The driver is reported to have received minor injuries that were tended to at an area hospital.
Only one person is reported to have been inside the building at the time of the accident. This person is reported to not have been injured. Boston police are investigating the cause of the accident. There are many possibilities as to why this car accident occurred though. It could be due to a negligent or distracted driver or even texting and driving.
It is a lucky occurrence that the accident did not happen during a busy workday, as many employees could have been injured.
It is good to be aware that car accidents do not just happen on the road. It is important to remember that a car accident entails any accident involving a car, and if you are the victim of such an accident, you should first seek medical attention and then retribution. Also, keep in mind that not all injuries are obvious immediately. You may find yourself unexpectedly requiring compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Consulting legal counsel and maintaining documentation of any medical expenses may help you financially overcome any grievances caused by a senseless car accident.
Source: Boston.com, “Car crashes into South Boston real estate office; driver suffers minor injuries,” Laura Gomez and Alyssa Creamer, Feb. 1, 2014