Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cars Hit Buildings

Cars Hit Buildings ---
Attacks by Category |Timeline
older: Parked Car or Building Crash

Including parking lot incidents
Number of incidents characterized as terrorism by authorities: zero

On average, Reiter said, there are more than 60 vehicle-building collisions a day in the U.S. lfpress

*Reference

  • Storefront Crash Expert There is a growing use of bollards as safety devices, security devices, and architectural features at Big Box retailers and certain high-end specialty retailers.  For many, they do double duty -- they prevent accidental storefront crashes and they prevent Crash and Grab ram raids. 


*Targets
  • Accident Scene
  • Back door
  • Bar
  • Bus Shelter
  • Car lot
  • Church
  • Daycare
  • Department store
  • Front Door
  • Gas line
  • Gas station / Gas pump
  • Home with sleeping baby
  • Military base
  • Parking lot
  • Pedestrian
  • Propane Tanks
  • Restaurant
  • Substation
  • Supermarket
  • Television station
  • Train station
  • Voting polling place
Excuse for Murder and Destruction
Troopers say a tired driver ran off the road and hit a house on Yates Mill Pond Road

Day care remains closed after car accident that killed boy Wednesday, March 23, 2016
HOUSTON -- A child was killed in a tragic car accident outside a northeast Harris County day care shortly after noon Tuesday. The accident happened at KD Learning Center, in a shopping center on Uvalde at Wallisville.  81-year-old woman was picking up her grandchild and a family friend's four-year-old son from the day care. She put the vehicle in reverse to leave, thinking the children were in the car, but the four-year-old was still trying to get in. He was struck by the open door, and pushed under the vehicle....driver got out to try to help the boy...rolled backwards, sideswiped another vehicle and slammed into the day care.

Car slams into Raleigh BBQ joint

Car slams into house in Raleigh


Car plows through entrance of Quail Ridge bookstore


Driver sought after hitting home, leaving baby in car


SUV slams into prominent Cary store


Vehicles collide, plowing one into building


Car rams Durham apartment building


WILD PHOTOS: Car smashes through roof of house


Car plows into apartment, nearly hitting couple


Car crashes into Durham apartment building


Pick-up truck crashes into Zebulon bank


Car plows into drug store in Salisbury


6-year-old girl killed after allegedly drunk uncle crashes truck into home


Car crashes into Wake County home


Car crashes into 518 West in Raleigh


Woman with stolen snake wrapped around neck crashes into fire station


Car crashes into building in Durham


Driver at fault or possibly likely deliberate:

August 27, 2015 Duluth's Sacred Heart Music Center damaged by runaway truck swerves to avoid traffic after brakes "accidentally" fail  Hallowed ground to musicians around Minnesota, historic 1896 Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth was struck by an out-of-control pick-up truck on Thursday, which caused an entire brick corner of the former church to crumble. the Duluth Tribune, the driver claimed his brakes went out, swerved into the building to avoid oncoming traffic.

1 killed July 31, 2014 Service member killed in JBLM military base gate crash KING‑TV A service member was killed Thursday morning when his vehicle crashed at high speed into an abandoned guard shack at Joint Base Lewis ... showed impact and apparent fire damage to the shack, which hasn't been used since Sept. 11, 2001 Alternate theory: Who or what religion on earth would want to try for a vehicle bullseye on a deserted guard shack as a dry run on an occupied one? King5

2 injured June 29, 2014  Car crashes into church building in Compton Two people were injured Sunday when a Scion Tc apparently lost control and crashe at high speed into the corner of the predominantly black  Chrisma Christian Fellowship Church in Compton. Firefighters had to remove the victims from the wreckage which was wrapped around a pillar.  Unconfirmed reports indicate that a female passenger of the vehicle died en route to the hospital.

1 killed June 27, 2014 Car crashes into home overnight, kills toddler - WDSU Authorities said a sleeping 2 yr old  toddler was killed after a car crashed through the home early Friday morning. Driver was arrested after Tony Milligan hit a car, fled and lost control. Alcohol was involved. Driver was already engaged in criminal activity, DUI does not explain why he aimed his truck for the house.

2: 1 dead, 1 injured,  40 police May 20, 2014 Car Driven Through UK House in Multiple Shooting and Stabbing In England, More than 40 armed police officers, four ambulances and a bomb squad van have been called to a village in Hull after one man was shot dead and a second left seriously injured in a ‘multiple shooting and stabbing’. A car had been driven through a bungalow house in the village of Melton, near Hull

May 16, 2014  Officials say a neighbor’s car accidentally slammed into a gas line outside a Calabasas home Friday afternoon causing a fire and explosion. A vehicle –rolling down a hill on its own — crashed into a gas line A nanny and a 15-month-old boy were inside the home at the time of the explosion.

May 13, 2014 Man Claims To Be God Rams Maryland TV Station  In Towson Maryland, 28 year old Vladimir Baptiste, 28 was arrested after the black male with a shoulder bag made a disturbance yelling at the front door, and then stealing a heavy-duty landscaping truck and driving it through the front doors. The building was evacuated Police SWAT teams with an armoured car searched for him and found him in an editing room armed with a golf club

Ran red light, driver fired, but not charged with deadly assault: May 24, 2013 Saginaw Bus Hits Minivan and Demolishes Home Saginaw, Michigan USA. STARS city transit bus hits and overturns minivan and hits 2 houses. One house has to be demolished because of a gas leak, leaving owner homeless. The van driver had to be cut out of overturned vehicle. The bus driver was at fault for running a red light, and was fired, even though he never had any prior incidents and was one of the best drivers on staff.
March 31, 2013 (Easter Sunday) Haamid Zaid Vehicular Jihad at San Jose Walmart  Haamid Ade Zaid lost control and crashed into parked cars and then into a San Jose Walmart store, then got out and began clubbing shoppers with a blunt object before police arrived and arrested him. Authorities did not speculate on a motive, but he had previously lost control and hit a car wash, nearly crushing two workers. Counterjihad pundits Debbie Schlussel and Pam Geller believe they were both jihad inspired terror attacks.

2 killed including suspect Monday October 29, 2012 Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., the African American founding pastor of the Greater Sweethome Missionary Church in North Texas was attacked in the parking lot after Derrick Anthony Birdow drove his Mercury Grand Marquis into the church wall just before noon. Birdow chased Kirk into the church where police arrived to see Birdow striking Kirk with an electric guitar that was already in the church. They used a Taser to subdue the man, handcuffed him, and locked him in their patrol car, where he died the same day when he was found unresponsive in the back of a patrol car. Birdow had a string of previous convictions. Church member Shanellia Harris Birdow said her husband who had only attended services a few times need treatment for mental illness, and she did not know why her husband attacked the minister.

December 18, 2005. Ali R. Warrayat Driving While Arabic Car Into Home Depot Arson In Chandler, Arizona 24-year-old Ali R. Warrayat crashed through the doors of the Home Depot at 6 a.m, slammed into the flammable paints and and ignited the blaze with a lighter setting off explosions. 

Dec 5, 2013 - Oct. 1991: George Jo Hennard Drove a Ford pickup truck into the windows of Luby's Cafe in Texas and then open fired at people

Arrested or Charged:

July 11, 2015 A Winston-Salem man was [criminally] killed on July 11 when a vehicle ran off Oak Summit Road and into his house. Quante Hashin Rucker, 37, was charged with felony death by vehicle in connection with the death of Tommy Leon Curry, 56, of 300 Oak Summit Road, an arrest warrant.

2 killed 21 injured April 24, 2008 Two killed, at least 21 injured after truck crashes into CTA Train station An empty semitrailer truck driven by Don Wells which had just inexplicably skipped a scheduled cargo pickup drove at full speed as if was out of control with no brakes off an expressway exit ramp. Instead of stopping at the T to turn, it blasted straight through the busy intersection, and without sounding a horn, drove through pedestrians to ram a crowded escalator at the Cermak-Chinatown CTA train station. Two women were killed and 21 others, 7 with critical injuries, and at least 3 were children, were transported to hospitals. The family of the driver was awarded over $1 million in damages after the driver died in June 2008 of his injuries because they argued  a medical condition triggered the crash and should have got medical treatment instead of being arrested and cited for negligent driving before being released without charge.

Other:

July 30, 2015 NC Luxury SUV runs into ABC store on Country Club Road, 3d building crash this month John Hinton/Winston-Salem Journal A Lexus SUV slammed into the front of the ABC store elderly driver pressed the gas pedal rather than the brake.. toppled one pillar and damaged another.. is the third time this month that a vehicle has hit a building. SUV [illegally] driven by a 15-year-old girl crashed into a house July 22, A Winston-Salem man was [criminally] killed on July 11 when a vehicle ran off Oak Summit Road and into his house. Quante Hashin Rucker, 37, was charged with felony death by vehicle in connection with the death of Tommy Leon Curry, 56, of 300 Oak Summit Road, an arrest warrant.

Mother killed, baby injured when car hits Amherst house ...WJW Jul 28, 2015 - AMHERST, Ohio — A mother was killed when a car hit a house in Amherst Tuesday morning. A 23-year-old woman told the Ohio State Highway Patrol she saw an animal in the road and tried to avoid it. Her car went off of state Route 58, through a field and into the living room of a house on Leavitt Road.

July 11, 2015 A Winston-Salem man was [criminally] killed on July 11 when a vehicle ran off Oak Summit Road and into his house. Quante Hashin Rucker, 37, was charged with felony death by vehicle in connection with the death of Tommy Leon Curry, 56, of 300 Oak Summit Road, an arrest warrant.

4 injured July 3, 2015 Infiniti SUV Accident Scores Bullseye Hit Into Houston Goodwill Entrance In Houston, 4 were hospitalized after a 2008 Infiniti luxury SUV scored a bullseye through the front door of a Goodwill store for "unknown reason", and the driver struggled with police after they arrived. Similar incidents [store apparently targeted] have happened before at the store. Police called it an accident, the elderly driver confused the gas and brake pedals [common cover story]

Woman Killed When Truck Crashes Into Her Living Room to avoid animal Florida (FL) May 4, 2015 - A Pensacola woman is dead after a truck crashed into her living… ... a Toyota Tacoma driven by 30-year-old John Dye crashed into her house.

2 killed 3 injured July 25, 2014 Pregnant Baby Lost When Car Crashes Into London Canada Costco In London Ontario Canada, a woman in a red Monte Carlo accidentally revved up her car and reversed into the outer entrance of a Costco filled with people.

Husband crashes car into house, kills wife | New York Post New York Post Jul 6, 2015 - An elderly woman was killed after her husband lost control while driving their car in Staten Island and crashed into a neighbor's house Monday ..

1 injured July 8, 2014 Car crashes into Chesapeake post office, hits customer WAVY-TV‎ 80 year old driver in a brand new Honda Accord was parking when she hit the gas instead of the brake, crashing through the front window and hitting a customer. A barricaded standoff was being covered by a news crew next door. People thought they should install barrier poles because of similar crashes in 2008 and again in 2010 tags: government building, post office, car hits building, elderly driver, repeat location, expensive car

July 8, 2014 Car crashes into Downtown building In San Antonio, a car crashed into the corner of a downtown building after he was cut off by another driver

July 2, 2014 Downtown Minneapolis at 2 a.m. a car building hit and run as occupants of a car fled after hitting a building myfoxtwincities

2 injured June 29, 2014  Car crashes into church building in ComptonTwo people were injured Sunday when a Scion Tc apparently lost control and crashed at high speed into the corner of the predominantly black  Chrisma Christian Fellowship Church in Compton. Firefighters had to remove the victims from the wreckage which was wrapped around a pillar.  Unconfirmed reports indicate that a female passenger of the vehicle died en route to the hospital.

2 injured June 29, 2014  Car crashes into church building in ComptonTwo people were injured Sunday when a Scion Tc apparently lost control and crashe at high speed into the corner of the predominantly black  Chrisma Christian Fellowship Church in Compton. Firefighters had to remove the victims from the wreckage which was wrapped around a pillar.  Unconfirmed reports indicate that a female passenger of the vehicle died en route to the hospital.

deliberate? 1 killed June 27, 2014 Car crashes into home overnight, kills toddler - WDSU Authorities said a sleeping 2 yr old  toddler was killed after a car crashed through the home early Friday morning. Driver was arrested after Tony Milligan hit a car, fled and lost control. Alcohol was involved.

accident? May 17, 2014  1 killed, 2 hurt when car drives into house on Lake ... KOMO‑TV One person was killed and two others were seriously injured when an SUV slammed into a home along Lake Sammamish. A 68-year-old woman who was behind the wheel wasn't seriously injured in the crash. Her 3-year-old grandson, who was with her in the new Jeep, also escaped injury. Of three people inside, the driver's husband, was killed, while the driver's 34-year-old daughter and 40-year-old son-in law were both seriously injured in.

deliberate? May 6, 2014 Pastor Hurt as Van Backs Over 3 At Concord Church Voting Site In Concord North Carolina at church parking lot, a woman suddenly backed up her van at a high rate of speed over 3 pedestrians, including the pastor of Center United Methodist Church. The church was being used as a polling place for voters. The victims have been identified as Tony Allen, 55, of Midland, Susan Hicks, 64, of Concord and Sharon Campbell, 62, of Mount Pleasant. Officials do not believe the accident was intentional.
Friday April 25, 2014 Elderly Man Rams Farrell's Restaurant, Kills Woman At a California Farrell's ice cream restaurant in Buena Park (Los Angeles are) , a man leaving the restaurant drove his SUV directly into customers waiting at the front of the store. One woman was killed, and 5 others were sent to the hospital. Police speculated that he may have confused the gas for the brake.

No injuries, storefront and car damaged April 25, 2014 Maxima Plows Into Mall Dialysis Center In White Plains New York, a Nissan Maxima crashed into the White Plans Dialysis Center storefront at the White Plains Mall. No one was injured as the cause was thought to be a confused gas pedal, not an intentional attack.

April 21, 2014 Seattle Downtown Target Building Crash Hit-and-Run In Seattle just after midnight, a car crashed into the downtown Target store in a hit-and-run. An SUV hit the building after it collided with another vehicle, then left the scene. The impact caused a water leak that the Seattle Fire Department tried to fix

April 20, 2014 Casualties: 21 injured Car Slams Into Packed Fort Myers Church At Easter In Fort Myers Florida, a car plowed into the predominantly black Second Haitian Baptist Church filled with 200 people just before the Easter concert on Sunday night, injuring 21. The driver claimed when her brakes failed, her car just headed straight for the church and she could not stop.

April 9, 2014 Hit and Run Florida Day Care Center Crash  In Florida, a Dodge Durango rear-ended a Toyota Solara convertible that jumped a curb and smashed into the day care building, breaking through the wall. Robert Corchado who served prison time for trafficking cocaine and extortion is being sought in the investigation. 1 child was killed, 14 hurt. Similar chain crash hitting daycare: 2 Cars Crash Into Christian Day Care Center in Kansas City

March 9, 2014 Highly intoxicated Hunter D. Motko drove his SUV airborne into house through a brick wall at 5:40 AM, killing a man sleeping in his bed.Sleeping resident Vaughn E. Lietzke, 41, was killed. His 42-year-old spouse Sandra Lietzke suffered non-life threatening injuries. Motko was combative when deputies arrived on scene, prompting them to stun him with a Taser.

Driver faces judge after crashing SUV into house, killing man  WJRT‑TV Mar 9, 2014 - A Bay County man police say crashed into a house, killing a man sleeping in his bed, faced a judge Monday afternoon.

2 injured Elderly woman crashes into health food store after pedal confusion March 7, 2014 A car crashed through a health food store at a strip mall in Jacksonville, Florida.

February 14, 2014 Lacey Washington Home Hit By Truck Lacey family Sang Tran, mother-in-law and children unhurt but home unliveable after truck rams into home. "The front of the truck is in the house," said Tran. The mobile home is where ... Lacey police said the driver who hit his house suffered a seizure. In December 2010 the house across the street was hit, killing 16-year-old Austin Blankenship who was asleep. The driver Bobby Glenn Hicks was later convicted and sentenced to prison. It was the fourth home at the corner to be hit, even after metal poles were installed to try to protect against crashes.

February 11, 2014  10 Year Old Girl Crashes Car Into Denver DMV Office A 10 year old girl put her mother's SUV into gear and drove it through the front window into the Division of Motor Vehicles office in Denver Colorado.

January 30, 2014 San Diego Car Crashes Into Home Missing Baby In Crib 2 a.m. Car was driving too fast, driver taken to hospital with minor injuries. (photo) timeline

January 29, 2014 New Red Range Rover Crashes Into Murrieta Home, causing $25,000 in damage, structurally compromised the building, and ruptured a natural gas line. Driver suffered minor injuries pe (photo) timeline

January 29, 2014 A dark convertible crashed into the front porch of a multifamily house in Ridgefield, Connecticut timeline

January 25, 2014 A North Carolina man accused of driving his Jeep across two yards and hitting the corner of a house, a parked car and a metal bench was arrested on a charge of DUI with property damage in Gainesville, Florida. Driver was passed out, and tested drunk at .13. Arrested was John Toby Attia, 31 timeline

Two in one day:

January 24, 2014 In Norfolk, Virginia a hit-and-run driver escaped after hitting a car at 4:40 a.m. then continuing until it accidentally also hit the side of an unoccupied house and fled. PilotOnline timeline

January 24, 2014 Brett Wedewer and wife and 18 month old son were sleeping when a truck hit their custom built home in Sammamish, Washington, hit the main gas line, and sped off. It left a 10 by 15 foot hole and the family had to stay in another home. Seattle Times timeline

January 21, 2014 Car crashes into Target front door in Rochester, MN 

January 13, 2014 Car Slams Through Seattle Ballard Taco Time  Seattle Weekly At 2 a.m., a drunk driver plowed into a Ballard Taco Time In 2013, a driver's brakes gave out and slammed into a car in the restaurant's parking lot. In 2010, three Ballard High School students died after a high speed collision into the Taco Time's sign pole. tags: medical emergency, car hits building, repeat location

January 9, 2014 Hit, Eat And Run: In Connecticut, a man escaped after he smashed his Ford Freestyle into a gas station in Newington, setting off the alarm, stole and ate a banana from a shelf at 2 a.m. before leaving.

January 8, 2014 Flower Shop Hit and Run In Oklahoma City, a black Honda Civic smashed into the front "Especially For You" flower shop at 1 a.m. and quickly drove away.

December 29, 2013 Kourosh Keshmiri of Mission Viejo and a passenger drove his new red Cadillac into the front bedroom of a home, killing the sleeping renter, severing the gas line, and possibly rendering the home unliveable. He had a suspended license because of a previous DUI conviction and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. NBC LosAngeles (video)

November 12, 2013 80 Yr Old Driver Crashes Into Laval Greater Montreal Daycare 80 year old woman crashes her BMW through front glass wall of the Garderie Face a Face daycare in Laval north of Montreal. She ran over and injured 3 children and herself. She thought the car had been put in reverse, but instead hit the gas and rammed the daycare center by accident.

San Francisco DUI Woman Crashes into  Parked Cars October 11, 2013 In SAN FRANCISCO A 30-year-old woman who was allegedly driving drunk remains in the hospital after crashing her blue car into several parked cars in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood early Friday morning

Child Stowaway Flies To Las Vegas October 3, 2013 A 9 year boy gains national attention when he defeats TSA airport security and gets into a seat on a Las Vegas bound airplane. He is believed to be the driver of a stolen truck the week before which struck a police car and a parked Tahoe SUV.

Seattle Yacht Club Boat Rampage September 15, 2013 Man naked from waist down commandeered a yacht at the Queen City Yacht Club in Seattle. He went on a rampage ramming other parked boats and docks before a citizen with a shotgun shot him. He was hospitalized (boat hits building)

July 30, 2013 2 Cars Crash Into Christian Day Care Center in Kansas City In Kansas City, a Range Rover rear-ended a parked Cadillac Seville which smashed through the front wall of the 2 year old room at the Christian Academy day care center in the afternoon. 2 adults were hut and 3 children were seriously injured.

Car Crashes Into Christian Day Care Center in Kansas City July 30, 2013 In Kansas City, a Range Rover rear-ended a parked Cadillac Seville which smashed through the front wall of the 2 year old room at the Christian Academy day care center in the afternoon. 2 adults were hut and 3 children were seriously injured. It is highly unusual for an "accident" when the Range Rover made a left hand towards the front of the building in the middle of the block to hit a Cadillac with a driver who some said appeared to be backing up or parking so that it was ready to be rammed into the front of the building. Bystanders help pull out the two children who were trapped under the Cadillac. About 40 children were inside the center. Police say the SUV driver was "approximately 80" years old, while the the driver of the Cadillac fled, but was later found. Evidently it was ruled an accident and not a deliberate coordinated attack as neither of the drivers was identified or charged with any traffic violation

July 8, 2013 Driver Hits Massive Propane Tanks Behind Virginia K-Mart Teen driver Huntor Minor loses control in a low speed parking lot behind a K-Mart. To avoid hitting the ditch, he swerves behind the barriers protecting six massive submarine style propane tanks. He hits one of the large tanks, and runs as a leak causes a massive evacuation as a massive gas explosion and fire is averted. He is charged only with reckless driving.

June 25, 2013 Mercedes S-Class Slams Into Michel Richard’s Central DC restaurant A Mercedes Benz S-class jumped a curb onto the the sidewalk and crashed into the front of Michel Richard's restaurant in downtown Washington D.C. during peak rush hour traffic. Three women, including the drive and a 2 year old child were injured. The cause of the crash was unknown, but no press account noted that Inspire magazine had suggested attacks on a DC restaurant might hurt government workers.

casualties: 3 (1 dead, 2 injured including suspect, suspect not arrested or charged)

June 13, 2013 Yousef Adhami Murders LA Bus Driver With Illegal Tow Truck At 5:00 a.m A Los Angeles Metro bus was struck by a tow truck that was speeding from a side street at 60 in a 30 zone through a red light. The crash killed bus driver Olivia Gamboa, and sent the tow truck into a 7-Eleven, injuring an employee, and sheared off a fire hydrant sending water into the air. The tow truck driver Yousef Adhami was hospitalized in critical condition, and was apparently neither arrested nor charged in the case despite that neither he nor this truck or company had a proper commercial driver's license for towing or an operating permit for the business.

May 24, 2013 Saginaw Bus Hits Minivan and Demolishes Home Saginaw, Michigan USA. STARS city transit bus hits and overturns minivan and hits 2 houses. One house has to be demolished because of a gas leak, leaving owner homeless. The van driver had to be cut out of overturned vehicle. The bus driver was at fault for running a red light, and was fired, even though he never had any prior incidents and was one of the best drivers on staff.

May 20, 2013 Car aims for and crashes into Maui Costo doorway in Hawaii. He claims he confused brake and gas pedals, runs over baby stroller and sends 3 to hospital

May 10, 2013 Van crashes into Las Vegas KFC door

April 9, 2013 A car with a driver in her 60s went up an embankment and barreled into a house in St. Paul where a girl was napping with her grandmother. It left a large hole in the residence, and the driver was taken to the hospital. Police were looking into inattention or sudden acceleration in the Toyota Camry. Pioneer Press

March 31, 2013 On Easter, Haamid Ade Zaid appeared to lose control and crashed into parked cars and then into a San Jose Walmart store, then got out and began clubbing shoppers with a blunt object before police arrived and arrested him. Authorities did not speculate on a motive, but he had previously lost control and hit a car wash, nearly crushing two workers.

December 22, 2012 Car with 4 people crashes into front door of Rochester MN Costco 

October 26, 2012 Elderly Woman Accidentally Rams Canoga Target Back Door At the Canoga Park, California Target, an elderly woman driving a new BMW 3 series down the ramp from the garage towards a T intersection with a stop sign. But she blew through the stop sign and "threaded a needle" by crashing straight through the narrow emergency doors and drove deep into the electronics section, injuring two shoppers, one critically. Police and the woman's son were leaning towards pedal confusion. None speculated it could have been a deliberate attack.

  1. Six Drive Van Into Tacoma Day Care And Set it Afire On May 2, 2012 at the Church of God in Christ center in Tacoma Washington, a van driven into the daycare center and fires caused more than $27,000 in damages to Pathways to Learning Child Care. Six men face multiple charges that include first-degree arson, second-degree conspiracy to commit arson, first-degree attempted arson, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission and conspiracy to commit theft of a motor vehicle. The men had stolen a van, and using a rock on the gas pedal crashed it into the church day care just before it opened. The next morning The next morning, police were called when three small fires were lit inside the day care center by a gasoline-filled Starbucks coffee bottle tossed through a window. Their cover story for a motive was an insurance scam even though they did not own the van or the daycare center, and all had extensive criminal histories.
September 14, 2010 A car crashes into front glass doors of the Lowe's in Roanoke at 5:10 p.m., no one was initially charged

December 18, 2005 Ali R. Warrayat Drives Car Into Home Depot  In Chandler, Arizona 24-year-old Ali R. Warrayat crashed through the doors of the Home Depot at 6 a.m, slammed into the flammable paints and and ignited the blaze with a lighter. He then headed for the exit, sweeping merchandise from the shelves and waited for police to arrest him. When police talked to him, he asked police “Do you speak Arabic?” He told police he was angry at the store management about not getting a proper raise.

  1. April 29, 2012 Florida car accidentally rams Blue Sky, pedestrian and Publix A elderly driver claiming he hit the gas instead of a brake rammed the walk-up window of his usual Blue Sky coffee restaurant in Florida. Then he accidentally turned right, hit a pedestrian who was carried on the car as it crashed into an abandoned Publix supermarket. He said it was an accident. A few days before, another car drove completely into a busy Publix market and injured 10.
  2. April 14, 2012 Woman accidentally rams into Publix in Florida Video caught 76-year-old Thelma Wagenhoffer driving her Camry into the front door of a busy Palm Coast Publix supermarket and did not stop until the vehicle was in the center of the store. Ten people were injured in that crash.
2 killed 21 injured April 24, 2008 Two killed, at least 21 injured after truck crashes into CTA Train station An empty semitrailer truck driven by Don Wells which had just inexplicably skipped a scheduled cargo pickup drove at full speed as if was out of control with no brakes off an expressway exit ramp. Instead of stopping at the T to turn, it blasted straight through the busy intersection, and without sounding a horn, drove through pedestrians to ram a crowded escalator at the Cermak-Chinatown CTA train station. Two women were killed and 21 others, 7 with critical injuries, and at least 3 were children, were transported to hospitals. The family of the driver was awarded over $1 million in damages after the driver died in June 2008 of his injuries because they argued  a medical condition triggered the crash and should have got medical treatment instead of being arrested and cited for negligent driving before being released without charge.

3 injured April 17, 2007  2007 Livingston Backs Into Burbank Costco Food Court Lawsuit On , Mr. Robert Livingston backed out of a disabled-parking space at a Burbank, California Costco into the food court injuring 3 people. Livington pled no contest to driving under the influence of a drug, but a court also ruled against Costco because the food court was not adequately protected by barriers. Similar to a 2014 case where a car at a Londo, Ontario Canada Costco backed into an entrance, killing a girl and unborn baby. 

  1. March 31, 2002Melodie Morsicato Crashes And Drives Inside Connecticut Target Store Melodie Morsicato crashed her Nissan Stanza through the doors of the New Britain Target in Connecticut at 4 a.m. when it was closed on Easter Sunday. She drove up and down trashing aisles until she was stopped and arrested by police in a car which smelled strongly of alcohol. She was charged her with first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Police initially thought it was a robbery, but nothing was stolen and the woman would not give a motive for her actions. The 46 year old woman claimed she had been driving for hours drunk across the state, and had long-term alcohol and drug addiction problems. She was sentenced to six months in prison for driving drunk inside a store.
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