Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
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New York and New Jersey

Several people hurt when a car drives into New Jersey business

Five Bordentown Bagels customers were injured a car crashed through the window of the New Jersey restaurant during the morning rush on June 30. According to the store owner, the driver was a regular customer. She was disoriented when she spoke to the owner and told her that she put her vehicle in park and did not know how the crash happened.

The four employees who were working when the car came through the window were not hurt. They were shaken up, though, by the mid-morning incident. Damage was mostly limited to the front of the building because only about a third of the car entered the restaurant. Fire crews arrived shortly after the accident to clean up the glass and ensure the safety of area pedestrians.

Four of the injured customers were hurt by flying glass. Three of them were treated in local emergency rooms. The fifth customer suffered more serious injuries and was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment. This is the second time in the bagel shop's 20-year history that a car has crashed through the store. Several years ago, a 16-year-old customer of a neighboring business accidentally drove a car into the bagel shop.

Customers who are injured while they are visiting restaurants sometimes file personal injury lawsuits to help pay for the expenses they incur as the recover from their injuries. Because filing paperwork and dealing with insurance companies can be complicated, especially for those who are still experiencing pain from the accident, many people involved in pedestrian accidents such as this one choose an attorney who has experience helping accident victims get suitable settlements.

Source: The Trentonian, "5 injured after car slams into Bordentown Bagels", Scott Ketterer, July 01, 2013

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