Car Crashes in to Chesapeake Post Office, Injuring 7
Seven people are recovering from injuries following a crash at a Chesapeake post office. Patrons inside were shocked when a car burst through the front of the building. Glass and pieces of wood flew everywhere as the car crashed into the post office. Seven people inside were injured in the crash. They were hospitalized but released after treatment. Police believe the driver of the car mistook the gas pedal for the brake, sending the car forward instead of keeping it stationary.
The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, and not much information has been released about the driver. Authorities say they may face charges for this crash. Shockingly, this isn’t the first time such a wreck has occurred at this location. Two years ago, an 80-year-old woman drove into the very same post office.
In accidents where the gas and brake pedals are confused, drivers are often older – or younger than 21. They become more easily confused than other drivers. The NHTSA estimates that 15 incidents like this one occur each month. The majority of such crashes occur in parking lots. Unsurprisingly, driver distractions are a large factor in pedal confusion as well.
Unfortunately, most drivers don’t know they’re at risk for an accident like this one until it’s too late.
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