Within two days, five vehicles crashed into buildings in Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area. These crashes occurred between June 3 and 4, 2013.
The first car accident that involved a building took place around 6:00 a.m. in the West End at 1830 Freeman Avenue. According to officials, it was a historic three-story building undergoing rehabilitation. Upon impact, the building collapsed onto the vehicle; however, the driver got out and fled the scene.
The second crash occurred in Northern Kentucky in the 1700 block of Dixie Highway in Fort Wright. A Chevrolet Z71 pickup truck was driven into a Fifth Third bank. The elderly female driver told authorities that she accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.
The third building crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and involved a 1993 Honda Prelude. According to reports, the Prelude driver lost control and crashed into Mad Mike’s Burgers & Fries on Cheviot Road in Colerain Township. This crash left a 15-foot-wide hole in the building. Police indicate that the driver was taken to the hospital with injuries.
Hours later on Tuesday, a minivan smashed into a Taco Bell at 8126 Princeton-Glendale Road in West Chester Township in Butler County. It appears that the driver of the minivan crossed four lanes of traffic and smashed through the side of the structure—coming to a rest inside the building. A mother and daughter inside Taco Bell suffered injuries and were transported to an area hospital.
Around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night in Amelia, the latest incident occurred in which a vehicle plowed into the Great Scott Diner at 106 E. Main Street. Police stated that the driver was injured in the wreck, and reports indicate he was talking on his cell phone at the time of the crash.
Our Northern Kentucky car accident attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson would like to wish everyone injured in these crashes full and fast recoveries, and remind all motorists to slow down and drive distraction-free to avoid causing a crash.