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Georgia driver crashes through restaurant, 3 injured

A bizarre multi-vehicle collision concluded last week with a car crashing through the window of a restaurant and coming to rest entirely inside the business amidst rubble and glass. This car accident looked like a stunt out of an action movie but resulted in serious, real-life damage.

It was a Lincoln Navigator that smashed into the restaurant on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta at 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 26. The Georgia State Patrol stated that the driver of a Ford Expedition lost control of her vehicle and caused a chain reaction of collisions with three other vehicles. This ultimately sent the Navigator airborne, careening into the restaurant. Luckily, no one was inside the restaurant, which was scheduled to open at 10 a.m.

A state trooper reported that three of the four drivers involved in the accident were transported to the hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious. The trooper also said that the investigation into the accident has yet to uncover why the driver of the Expedition lost control of her vehicle. A witness to the incident claimed that the impact of the Navigator into the restaurant was so violent that it could have caused serious injuries or deaths if the restaurant had been occupied.

While the cause of this accident remains unknown and any liability is yet to be assigned, similar Georgia wrecks in which liability is assigned could mean that negligent parties could be held responsible for any injury. Through a personal injury claim, a victim can recoup for the financial drain of a car accident injury.

Source: AJC, "Vehicle slams into Moreland Avenue restaurant," Mike Morris and John Spink, Sept. 26, 2012

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