Well, this is a surreal image.
This is the music store we bought MK’s saxophone, the day before this woman drove headlong into the building.
In fact, we were there at the time of day this lady had her accident. If we had waited just one more day to buy his sax, we’d likely be kissing her grill right about now.
Apparently, this woman had a seizure and lost control. I have no idea about the second car in the picture but I’m assuming it was parked in front of the store and she pushed it into the store front.
She must have been hauling @$$ to have that much momentum to push not only her, but the parked car, into a concrete building.
This is the second time someone has had a seizure and rammed their vehicle into a business in the past three months in these parts.
Question: WHY are people who are susceptible to seizures even permitted to have a driver’s license to begin with?
Thank God no one was hurt (other than the lady who caused the accident, but I don’t think she was even seriously injured). This could have been so much worse.
One of my nieces works at this store. Again, thank God, she wasn’t on the clock when this happened.
Freaky stuff like this really makes you pause and appreciate life, doesn’t it?
UPDATED: I just found out, from family, that this woman was traveling around 70 mph when she hit the parked car, and then pushed it into the building. There was an employee sitting at the front desk when it happened and narrowly missed being squished. This poor woman crossed TWO busy intersections, mid-day, before hitting the music store. It really is a miracle she wasn’t killed, or killed someone else.
This story reminds me of a lady I used to work with. Her 19-year old daughter had a history of sporadic, unexplained seizures. And then suddenly, they stopped. She didn’t have one for one year and was on the verge of passing her driver’s test when she had another one.
From that point on, she was insistent on never getting her driver’s license. For even though her seizures were unexplained and she would go through periods of time when she didn’t have any, she didn’t want to take the chance of having one while she was driving and possibly injuring, or even killing anyone. She said she simply couldn’t live with herself if that happened.
I thought that was incredibly brave and mature of her and I respected her even more for her decision not to drive – ever.