A Honda crashed into a parked van and then careened into an Orchid drug store, Florida Highway Patrol officials and witnesses said.
The Honda was headed north on 1st Avenue near East 7th Street when the driver struck an idle white van, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
“The Honda hit the van, lost control and swerved,” said the manager of the drug store.
“I heard a big bang and squeaking tires,” the manager said.
The car then hurtled through the window of the home-improvement store, injuring 2 workers and 8 customers in the store.
“We ran into the end of the shop,” said a 54-year-old shaken shopper. “I thought it was a truck. I thought I was going to die.”
The 32-year-old Honda driver and a passenger were taken to a Medical Center in the county with non-life-threatening injuries, police officials said.
Florida Highway Patrol officials decided to withhold the identities of the workers and customers injured in the accident.
Florida Highway Patrol said, all the victims were taken to a hospital in Indian River County with non-life threatening injuries.
Witnesses claimed the Honda was speeding, but authorities said there was no criminality in the crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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