A relatively unusual accident that took place on March 20 in an unincorporated part of south St. Louis County involved a vehicle crashing into a building and hitting two people in a dentist’s office waiting room. The Mehlville Fire Protection District reported that the crash took place in the 11600 block of Baptist Church Road when a patient of the Mark Meyer’s dental office smashed into the waiting room.
The accident happened when a patient driving an SUV tried to park in a space in front of the office, but the driver hit the gas instead of using the brakes. The SUV went into the building after jumping the curb, and witnesses reported that an elderly woman was pinned between a wall and a window frame while another person was bleeding from the head.
The commotion due to the accident was compared to a bomb exploding, and people from a nearby Acura dealership heard the noise and arrived at the scene to help. The dentist’s office is known for its relatively inexpensive dentures, and it is suspected that the office will be closed for some time after the wreck.
While motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians usually occur on the roadway, an incident like this might entitle one to damages when a negligent driver causes a crash. Victims can file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover damages that were caused by the accident, including medical expenses and lost wages due to an inability to return to work for a prolonged period. In determining whether a driver was negligent, attorneys can examine police investigation reports and other evidence.
Source: FOX2Now, “SUV crashes into dentist’s office, hits two people“, Rebecca Roberts and Kevin S. Held, 03/20/2015