No one was injured Tuesday morning after a car rammed into the entrance of the Largo Post Office.
Largo Police and Largo Fire both responded to the post office located at 50 8th Ave. S.W. after the sedan crashed into the building.
Postal operations were suspended as officials tended to the logistics associated with the crash.
There were no injuries, according to reports. Operations have returned to normal inside the post office.
Vehicles crashing into buildings happen more frequently than you might think. In fact, every day in the U.S., there are 50-60 serious storefront accidents involving an automobile plowing into a restaurant, store, or other type of business and severely injuring customers and employees.
Sadly, these crashes can result in serious injuries and even death to business patrons or employees. Fortunately, no one suffered any harm in this post office crash.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Storefront Safety Council, the following storefront accident statistics have been recorded:
- There are 20,000 vehicle-into-building crashes every year in the United States, which breaks down to 50 to 60 accidents every day.
- Every day in the U.S., more than 20 convenience stores are hit by vehicles, which equates to more than 7,300 convenience store crash incidents each year.
- Why do these crashes occur? 41 percent of all vehicle-into-building crashes are caused by driver confusion or “pedal error.”
If you or someone you love has been serious injured in a Largo crash, our Pinellas County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. Call us at 727-823-0000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.