A pair of people were injured in St. Petersburg when a car drove into a BB&T Bank location in the city.
According to St. Petersburg Police, the accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the BB&T branch on 37th Avenue North. Photos taken at the scene show the car partially inside the building after having driven through a glass wall.
Police reported two women were inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. Both were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that were not classified as life threatening. Witnesses saw the driver go through a stop sign, go over two curbs and knock down a light post before the vehicle collided with the bank.
Police continued to investigate, but did not immediately have a cause of the accident to report.
Drivers responsible for accidents that occur off roads
It may sound obvious, but all drivers must keep their vehicles legally on the roads. A driver who leaves the roadway and causes injuries will typically be liable for those injuries, especially in scenarios involving the vehicle driving into a building like this recent case.
The standard here, as with all accident cases, is that drivers must operate their vehicles with “reasonable” care. They owe all other drivers and pedestrians a duty of care to ensure their safety and the safety of the general public.
To learn more about how to proceed with a personal injury claim following a car accident, consult a skilled Bradenton attorney with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.