Car Drives Through Oklahoma 7-Eleven, Leaves 2 Women Injured
A Dec. 4 car accident left two people injured after a vehicle struck an Oklahoma convenience store. The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Northwest 122nd and Council Street. Witnesses report that a white Honda Accord drove all the way through the front doors of a 7-Eleven store, coming to a stop in the cash register area where a clerk and customer were.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene to care for the two female victims, including one 7-Eleven clerk and one pregnant woman. While the pregnant woman was reported to be in good condition, the clerk suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision. Multiple witnesses were present at the time, and no one else was injured.
According to witnesses, the Honda driver appeared dazed and afraid after the accident. The individual was taken into police custody at the scene, and authorities have not released any of the driver's identifying information such as age or gender. It is also unclear what caused them to drive into the convenience store. If the police investigation determines that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident, the driver may face criminal as well as civil liability.
The two injured women may choose to file personal injury lawsuits that could award them damages for any medical expenses they face as a result of the accident. They may also seek compensation for pain and suffering from the alleged negligent driver if it is determined that he or she could have reasonably avoided the accident. In addition to the injured victims, the driver may also be held responsible for damage to the convenience store as well as compensating the owners for any lost wages.
Source: News 9, "Witnesses Describe Horrific Scene After Car Crashes Into OKC 7-11", Rachel Calderon, December 05, 2014