The frightening facts of storefront crashes in the U.S.
“Approximately 60 times a day across the country, a car goes careening through a glass storefront. Each year, about 500 people are killed and 4,000 are injured in these types of crashes.
There have been crashes all over New England, including one in a convenience store in Allenstown, New Hampshire, last month. “All I know is I am on the ground and I look and there’s glass flying everywhere,” said one of the women who was inside as the car plowed through the front of the store.
Similar crashes have happened at a Brockton gas station and a Marshfield massage parlor.”
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Although the chances are rare that you’ll ever be involved in such an incident, the fact that it happens 60 times per day is alarming. There is usually little time to react as such occurrences happen suddenly. Some businesses have taken to installing posts or bollards to offer some protection in front of their stores. While the safety of everyone involved is the #1 concern, it’s hard to ignore the damage caused as well.
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