Lightening Strikes Twice at Dunkin Donuts

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP

The idea of lightning striking twice in the same spot or hitting the same person twice is more than an interesting concept ― it happens. Similar to this idea is the fact that in 2012 our firm published a blog post about a car that crashed through the store front of a New York Dunkin’ Donuts establishment and injured four people. People injured were the driver, a car passenger and two people in the store.

Deja vu?

On January 8, 2013, ABC News  once reported that a car slammed into the front of a Brownville Dunkin’ Donuts store, injuring four people. When police questioned the driver, she said she was unable to stop the car as it jumped the curb, slammed into the store and shattered the storefront glass. At least two of the injured parties were customers. Everyone who was injured was taken to Brookdale Hospital but all were in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

It is reasonable to expect car accidents to occur repeatedly in dangerous locations, such as roads with design flaws, certain congested intersections or places where road signs are confusing. A Long Island car accident lawyer  when investigating an accident case would look for such safety issues and how to hold responsible parties accountable for failing to create safe road conditions or failing to install a traffic light or erect appropriate road signs. However, in this instance the female driver failed to control the car in an oddly similar way that people surmised the elderly gentleman in the earlier Dunkin’ Donuts accident mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes.

If you suffer injury in a car accident find out how Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP  can help. We have decades of experience handling car accident cases on behalf of our clients.