Most car accidents involve other cars, but it's surprising how many involve houses.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
Two cars crashed through buildings in separate incidents within 24 hours of each other, killing one driver – one of them involving an airborne Corvette.
The Corvette had been reported stolen and was spotted on the road by police, as reported in the Miami Herald (09.04.2013). Police initially followed the vehicle without turning on sirens, but the driver noticed and fled at high speed. After ramping over a railway and striking a curb, the Corvette went airborne, demolishing a house.
According to the Miami Herald, no one was reported injured in that incident, and the alleged car thief fled on foot – successfully escaping police.
The next morning, an unrelated driver lost control while coming around a corner and crashed into a tire garage. Tragically, that driver died in the crash.
Attorney Michael Steinger says that cars striking buildings is not uncommon.
“Most car accidents involve other cars, but it's surprising how many involve houses,” said Steinger, head of a team of Miami car accident lawyers at the law firm Steinger, Iscoe & Greene. “Anytime a vehicle loses control, a building is likely to become a casualty.”
But Steinger says that not all building crashes cause the same kinds of injuries.
“When it's a cement block structure, as the tire garage likely was, the driver can be severely hurt or even killed,” he said. “Houses slow a car more gradually, but there's a great danger to the people inside the home.”
Steinger says that may be why the Corvette driver was able to run away immediately after the crash.
“Wooden walls will give way so there's no sudden stop,” he said. “But the property damage will be off the charts.”
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