EAST HAMPTON, NY – June 8, 2020 – According to an online news article posted on Patch.com, a driver crashed their automobile into an East Hampton shop resulting in injuries to two pedestrians. According to law enforcement, the pedestrian accident occurred on Friday afternoon in East Hampton, New York. The pedestrian accident happened at East Hampton Market located on Race Lane. The pedestrian accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m., according to the new report.
According to law enforcement officers at the scene of the accident, two people receiver injuries as a result of the collision. One of the pedestrians was injured by accident debris. The other pedestrian was injured after being hit by the car, according to police investigators.
The shop was shut down in order for investigators to investigate and draft an accident report. The shop remained closed in order to clean up the wreckage. The police have stated that they have not filed any charges against the driver at this time. According to the police, the accident was caused by “operator error.”
A news article from StreetsBlog.org reports that about 500 pedestrians are killed each year when vehicles collide with storefronts. The article also claims that there are approximately 60 vehicle-building accidents a day in the United States. These types of non-roadway accidents account for about 4,000 injuries each year.
Vehicle-into-building crashes, also known as VIBCs, are not as frequent as pedestrian accidents that occur on roadways, sidewalks, and street crossings. However, Vehicle-into-building crashes are 100% preventable, according to the StreetsBlog.org article. The article suggests that Vehicle-into-building crashes could be prevented by improving building design, including more safety features, and by implementing more parking lot safety design elements.
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