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DUI Suspected after man Crashes Vehicle into Oklahoma Store

Posted on December 10, 2014

An accident in Oklahoma City injured two people after a vehicle went through the front doors of a convenience store on Dec. 4. The accident took place at a 7-Eleven on 122nd Street and Council at around 6:30 p.m. when a white Honda Accord drove into the store, finally stopping in the area near the cash register.

A witness reported that a store clerk and a pregnant woman suffered injuries from the crash, and the witness said the clerk was bleeding heavily. Paramedics, police officers and firefighters all arrived to assist at the scene. The pregnant woman was said to be in good condition on Dec. 5, but the clerk’s injuries were still severe.

The driver may have crashed into the store after losing control of his vehicle in the parking lot, and he was taken into custody after the accident and seen by a local hospital. Multiple people said the driver seemed scared and dazed, and the authorities said the man was in custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. The convenience store sustained damage but was open the next day.

One may require medical attention after a car accident occurs and need to take time off work to recuperate. A personal injury claim allows one to seek compensation for losses suffered due to a vehicle crash that someone’s negligent behavior supposedly caused. When a reckless driver does not use the same care as others on the road, this motorist may be liable when his or her actions cause injury or death to another party. Drunk driving constitutes negligent behavior, and witness reports and toxicology testing could be used when showing fault. Additionally, any public evidence used in a criminal trial might also be used in a civil case.

Source: KOCO-TV, “Car drives into 7-Eleven; 2 hurt”, Ariana Garza, Dec. 5, 2014

Source: News 9, “Witnesses Describe Horrific Scene After Car Crashes Into OKC 7-11“, Rachel Calderon, December 05, 2014.

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