A 14-year-old San Dimas girl had to be airlifted to a hospital after a car crashed through the front of a Party City on Halloween.
The incident occurred just after noon at the Party City on West Arrow Highway. The 35-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle in the parking lot and crashed through the front window of the store. Four minors sustained injuries in the crash. Three of them suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene; the 14-year-old girl was airlifted to Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center to be treated for “moderate-level” injuries. The driver and the other occupants of the car were also treated at the scene.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department led the investigation into the incident. The driver was not immediately charged or arrested for her involvement.
This isn’t the first incident like this at a Party City store. In May of 2014, a drunk driver crashed into the front of a Party City in Maryland. No one was injured in the accident. The driver was charged with driving under the influence.
Our firm handled a similar case after our 71-year-old client was struck by a vehicle that crashed through the front of the store where she was shopping. Our team of experts successfully proved that the store (part of a national chain) should have installed bollards in front of the entrance in order to prevent this sort of accident. The case settled prior to trial for $800,000, providing our client with the resources she needed to fund her medical care.
If you have been injured due to negligence and are in need of a personal injury lawyer in Torrance or Los Angeles, please contact the Booth & Koskoff office nearest you for a free personal injury case evaluation.
Source: Teenager hospitalized after car crashes into Party City store in San Dimas. LA Times, 31 October 2015.