You can get into a car accident without even being in a car. How? Just look at this case involving people who were hurt when an SUV crashed through a building and struck them. Three people inside a store were injured, and two of them had severe injuries. One, a 60-year-old woman, was suffering from critical injuries due to the collision.
What happened? The SUV drove over the sidewalk along South Colorado Boulevard before crashing into a building. The driver, a man in his 20s, had serious injuries to his arm and was extricated from the vehicle. He was allegedly driving the wrong direction on South Colorado Boulevard before the accident.
Police aren't sure why the man was traveling on the wrong side of the street, but there has been a suggestion that he may have been taking drugs prior to the accident. The crash resulted in severe damage to the store front, with debris and insulation covering the scene. There were reportedly at least six fire trucks at the scene following the crash, and there were teams helping secure the building to prevent further damage.
In this case, people were lucky not to be killed by a reckless driver. If your case is similar and you were left with severe injuries or disabilities, you may be able to seek compensation to make your life more comfortable. You could choose to pursue a civil complaint or lawsuit against the driver responsible for your pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages or losses. This won't make the effects of the accidents any less, but it can help with the financial aftermath.
Source: The Denver Post, "Four people injured, 2 seriously, as SUV crashes into Denver building" Jesse Paul and Kirk Mitchell, Jul. 12, 2014