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Vehicle runs over pedestrian and then smashes into a Waffle House

A terrible accident recently occurred in North Carolina when an SUV slammed into a pedestrian and then continued on and ran into a local Waffle House.

According to a spokesman with the Greensboro police, the accident occurred on Big Tree Way, about 10 minutes before eight o'clock in the evening. This was on Wednesday, June 13. The vehicle was in the Waffle House parking lot at the time.

Police have said they plan to charge the driver of the SUV, who was under the influence. Reports do not say exactly what substance was used.

The impact with the pedestrian was so severe that emergency crews had to rush that person to a nearby hospital. The latest reports indicate that the person's injuries are considered life-threatening. The SUV crashed into the building after hitting the person in the parking lot, but no other injuries inside the Waffle House were reported.

This story underscores just how dangerous parking lots can be. Many people never worry about them at all, but some reports show that about 20 percent of accidents happen in parking lots. Experts have directly blamed the "false sense of security" that people feel around slow-moving traffic. Did you know that 13 percent of these parking lot accidents result in pedestrian fatalities?

Clearly, the risk is a lot higher than most people realize, and it must be taken seriously. Those who suffer injuries in parking lot accidents, or those who tragically lose loved ones in these same crashes, need to know all of the legal options at their disposal to seek financial compensation.

Source: My Fox 8, "SUV hits pedestrian, crashes into Waffle House in Greensboro," June 13, 2018

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