SUV crashes into bank, only 1 injured

Police are saying that driver error was the reason that an SUV crashed into a TD bank in a Toronto suburb. On May 16, shortly before 7 a.m., two people were inside the building using the ATMs when the vehicle came through the window, and one of them suffered minor injuries to her leg. The bank is located at Winston Churchill Boulevard and Aquitaine Avenue at Meadowvale Town Centre in Mississauga.

The investigation fell to Peel Regional Police. The two occupants of the SUV were trapped by broken glass and debris, and firefighters had to work to free them; the vehicle had destroyed the bank’s main window and part of a wall. With only one of the four people who were present suffering injuries, one constable says that, though this type of auto-pedestrian accident is rare, it could have been much worse.

Driver errors are the reasons for most motor vehicle accidents. These errors may be as serious as driving under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicant or even simply pressing the gas pedal instead of the brake. While many accidents are minor and cause only small, if any, injuries, some can be serious and change the lives of all involved.

Major injuries can leave an accident victim unable to work and provide for his or her dependants. While the individual’s insurance coverage may help with some of the accident-related expenses, a prolonged period of missed work due to recovery may lead to unexpected costs that the insurance company will not address. As a result, the individual may need to rely on a personal injury lawyer to advocate on his or her behalf.

Source: CBC News, “Woman injured after SUV crashes into Mississauga bank,” May 16, 2014

Source: Toronto Star, “Vehicle crashes into Mississauga bank, one injured“, Katelyn Verstraten, May 16, 2014