People everywhere dream about winning the lottery because it is exciting to imagine practically limitless wealth. For many people buying a lottery ticket is an inexpensive form of entertainment that provides a little hope for those who envision a life without having to work.
One woman found herself in a dangerous situation while buying lottery tickets at a local Chicago shop. She was in a South Side convenience store when she heard a car accident occur outside the business. Shortly after the sounds occurred, one of the involved vehicles hit the convenience store and the woman. She was caught up against a wall in the store and rescue crews took her to a local hospital where she is in fair condition.
This scary accident is a good reminder that auto accidents can affect people almost anywhere. From cars crashing into homes to trucks hitting business establishments, some people suffer personal injury at the hands of others even when they might seem safe and in secure structures.
Police issued tickets against the negligent driver who caused the woman’s injuries and the structural damages to the proprietor’s shop. The driver may also face civil lawsuits from the injured parties if they choose to seek legal damages to compensate them for their losses.
In addition to the woman in the store, two children and two adults were hurt in the car crash the led to the truck hitting the store. While the story of the truck crashing into the store may be more exciting than the events of the preceding incident, these victims’ injuries are no less significant and they too have the right to be made whole under the law.
Source: CBS Chicago, “Woman Buying Lottery Tickets Injured After Pickup Slams Into Store,” John Dodge, April 18, 2014