Customer is Injured When Driver Hits Chesapeake Post Office
If you are in a post office the last thing you expect to happen is to be hit by a car.
But that’s exactly what happened to a customer this morning at a post office in my home town of Chesapeake this morning. WAVY News reported the crash occurred in the 1400 block of Battlefield Boulevard when a white Honda Civic drove into the building.
Chesapeake Police Department spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan said the crash happened just after 8 a.m. as the driver of the Honda was trying to park. The vehicle hit a customer as she was walking into the post office.
I was relieved to read that the injuries sustained by both the customer and the driver were described as non life-threatening by police.
The scenario of a car driving into a building may appear to be rare but it happens more often than many people would think in Hampton Roads, on occasions with tragic consequences.
In 2013, a car crashed into a house in Dale Drive in Portsmouth, injuring a driver and a passenger.
Also last year an elderly couple was hit by a car in their home in Kiln Creek in Newport News
This week the Daily Press reported on how a 39-year-old woman, pleaded guilty to two felonies — aggravated involuntary manslaughter and DUI maiming — in the May 27, 2013 death of Charles Stitt. The 75-year-old and his 73-year-old old wife were in the kitchen of their Timberneck Lane home when the car crashed through their house, according to police.
Police say alcohol was also a factor in last month’s crash in which wrong way driver crashed into the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth and injured a concertgoer.
If you have been injured in a crash in which a driver crashed into a building or any other accident that was the fault of another driver call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.