Going out for ice cream with your grandchildren during the early summer months is something that should be safe, relaxing and fun. Unfortunately, some families in Colorado just found out how dangerous it can be, as they were hit by a car while sitting in front of a local Dairy Queen.
The vehicle apparently jumped the curb and ran over the picnic tables where the families were sitting. Pictures from the scene show a white sedan sitting at an angle on top of tables, near a parking lot.
According to reports, one grandfather was knocked into that parking lot and injured so that he didn't even know where he was. Children were injured and screaming for help. Multiple people got pinned under the car and the table. It was so bad that bystanders had to rush to the scene to get them out.
The workers, who only signed up for a day of serving ice cream, were pressed into emergency service. They contacted the authorities by calling 911 as they assisted those who had been hurt.
The man driving the white car was 31 years old, and police believe he was under the influence, causing him to leave the road and hit the picnic tables. It is estimated that he was still driving at around 50 miles per hour at the time of impact.
Numerous people needed medical attention, including the grandfather who broke his back.
If you get seriously injured because of someone else's mistake, especially if they're impaired at the time, make sure you know how to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other costs.