Same Driver Same Ponca City Store Just A Different Accident Day
Nearly a year ago a woman drove her vehicle into the front of a convenience store located in Ponca City. On Wednesday, May 21, a pickup truck crashed into the exact same store. The biggest surprise may have been that when the management at the store helped the driver out of the vehicle, they knew her.
The woman was the same woman who drove her vehicle into the store the first time in the summer of 2013.
KOCO reported that the incident caused property damage that added up to several thousands of dollars for the store owner. Incredibly, no one was hurt when the vehicle crashed through the windows and came to a stop with the wheels still spinning and smoke billowing out of the wells.
The store manager likened the sound of the vehicle crashing through the window to that of “a shotgun going off next to your head.” The manager said that he was just glad that no one suffered injuries in this crash. He also shared his amazement that no one suffered injuries in this car accident. “I think we were really lucky,” he said.
Officers chose not to charge the woman after this collision, and they noted that the first one was an accident too. The fact that this was her second major accident may not have prompted criminal charges, but what if everyone involved wasn’t so “lucky”? What if someone had been seriously injured?
The fact that this was the second time the woman drove her vehicle into a storefront wouldn’t go unnoticed by a personal injury attorney. The attorney would definitely ask the question “why?” Why did this happen the first time? Why did it happen again? Was there a reason she shouldn’t have been driving in the first place?
Source: KOCO, “Woman drives into Ponca City convenience store for second time,” Kim Passoth, May 22, 2014