Internationally known fashion designer Zandra Rhodes was involved in an auto accident when her car went through the front window of a hardware store on a busy La Jolla street. A customer, inside the store at the time of the single-car crash, was injured after getting hit by Ms. Rhodes automobile.As car accident attorneys, we know that no matter why they happen, car accidents can lead to personal injuries like whiplash, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even wrongful death even when you are not driving a car.
Rhodes, a British fashion designer who has designed clothing for royalty including Princess Diana, confirmed she was the driver of the car involved in the auto accident that ran into Meanley & Son Ace Hardware on Girard Avenue near Silverado Street at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2009.
A 42-year-old woman who was a customer in the store was struck by a table that was hit by the car, which ended up partially inside the store.
Personal injury from car accidents can happen even when a loved one or you are not driving a car. Pedestrian accidents account for over 60,000 wrongful deaths and 100,000 personal injuries yearly in the United States. While the cause of the car accident is yet to be determined, oftentimes distracted driving and reckless driving are the causes of pedestrian automobile accidents.
The pedestrian was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, but she did not have life-threatening personal injuries and received only minor medical treatment.
As car accident lawyers and pedestrian accident attorneys, we believe that driving is a skill that requires your full attention to safely control your car and respond to events happening on the roads around you. When you are driving you need to be attentive at all times as this could possibly prevent a car accident that causes a loved one or you pain and suffering.
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