Two Vehicles Crash into Local Businesses in Nashville on Thursday
Two separate incidents involving vehicles crashing into businesses occurred in Nashville on Thursday.
According to wkrn.com, the first incident occurred Thursday afternoon when an SUV crashed into 3 Crow Bar in East Nashville at the corner of Woodland Street and North 11th Street in the 5 Points neighborhood.
The impact of the collision caused major damage to the front wall of the business, including shattered windows and broken bricks. A patron was sitting at a table near the window where the vehicle crashed into the bar, but he was uninjured in the accident.
The owner of the bar says the damage will be patched up temporarily until repairs can be made next week.
A second crash occurred when a Honda Accord plowed into a Nashboro Village strip mall at the 2200 block of Murfreesboro Road just before 6 p.m.
The driver of the Accord was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment for their injuries, and their current condition is unknown at this time.
Police are still investigating the accident but say that it’s unlikely drugs or alcohol played a role in causing the crash.
What Causes Vehicles to Crash into Buildings?
Last month, an MTA bus crashed into a coffee shop on West End Avenue in Nashville, and there have been many other accidents involving vehicles crashing into buildings in Middle Tennessee this year. These types of accidents can pose serious dangers for both patrons and employees who work in the buildings as well as people in the vehicles. The primary causes of these accidents can vary, but some of the most common causes include:
- Drivers falling asleep behind the wheel
Drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel—even for just a second or two—can instantly lose control of their vehicles, putting them at significant risk of crashing into another vehicle or even into a building. Drivers also may lose control of their vehicles due to medical conditions that cause fainting or seizures, or due to driving while heavily intoxicated or impaired because of alcohol or drug consumption.
- Vehicles getting pushed into buildings as a result of accidents
Many incidents where vehicles crash into buildings are caused by other accidents where one vehicle pushes another vehicle off the roadway. Often times, these types of accidents occur when a building is facing a “T” intersection and a vehicle is hit from behind by another vehicle, causing it to careen directly into the building.
- Parking lot mishaps
Another common cause of vehicles crashing into buildings involves parking lot mishaps. Whether they forget to put their parking brakes on, accelerate when their vehicles are still in reverse instead of drive (or vice-versa), or they simply lose control of their vehicles while attempting to park near a building or business, driving errors in parking lots contribute to a large number of these types of accidents.
- Buildings are located unusually close to the road
In some cases, buildings may be just a few feet away from the roadway without a guard rail or other barrier protecting them from oncoming traffic. Incidents where vehicles crash into these buildings may not necessarily be due to any of the reasons above and are often caused by a brief moment of distraction or a temporary loss of traction due to rain, snow, sleet, or ice.
Matt Hardin Law’s team of Nashville auto accident attorneys knows that these types of accidents not only cause significant damage to buildings, but they can also seriously injure drivers, passengers, and even the people inside the buildings.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident where a vehicle crashed into a building due to a negligent or careless driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. To find out how our law firm can help you recover these costs, dial (615) 200-1111 or fill out a free online consultation form to speak with our attorneys.