The driver of a vehicle that crashed into the doors of a pharmacy in Rochester, New Hampshire, may have had a medical emergency after the accident. An elderly woman who was inside the business was struck by the vehicle.
According to police, the vehicle struck the pharmacy's front wall, damaging a concrete bench placed against the wall. The car also struck a post office box and then hit the glass doors that led to an entrance hall to the pharmacy. This was where the 82-year-old victim was when she was struck. The woman had been exiting the building.
According to the Rochester police, the woman suffered nonlife-threatening injuries, but was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for treatment. The driver, who appeared only partially alert after the crash, was also taken to the same hospital.
Inspectors with the Building, Zoning and Licensing Services Department for the City of Rochester were called out to look at the damage. However, they determined that the building was structurally sound.
When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident that was not his or her fault, he or she may be able to make a claim for compensation of damages. The damages may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional trauma and more. The victim can seek compensation from the at-fault driver or his or her insurance company. It may be possible to settle a claim through negotiation or a case may need to be filed in civil court.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision that wasn't your fault, an experienced attorney can help you learn more about seeking compensation and what your legal options are.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader, "Car crashes into Rochester pharmacy, injures elderly woman inside," Sep. 08, 2017