Vehicles Crash into Baltimore Structures Occupied by Children
Storefront crashes and similar incidents are becoming all too common across Maryland, and children often face serious dangers as a result. Whether it’s a car smashing into a playground or a kids’ barber shop, the risk posed by a speeding, reckless driver is obvious. If the unthinkable occurs, parents may be asking themselves how they can pursue compensation for medical treatments, emotional distress, and other damages suffered by their children.
Tesla Crashes into Kids Hair Salon in Baltimore
On October 23, 2023, a child and three adults suffered injuries after a Tesla smashed through the storefront of a children’s hair salon. The incident occurred in Annapolis, MD, where a child was getting their haircut when the vehicle crashed into the premises. A witness reported that the Tesla was apparently trying to park when it jumped a curb and went through the hair salon wall. The four victims suffered unspecified injuries, and authorities immediately announced that the crash was under investigation.
Tesla with Maryland Plates Crashes into Kids’ Playground
A few days earlier, a Tesla with Maryland plates crashed into a playground. No other vehicles were involved, and once again it seems as though the Tesla driver was attempting to park. Fortunately, no injuries were reported – although it could have been much worse if children found themselves in harm’s way.
Police say that this favorable outcome was something of a miracle, as the playground is usually crowded with children. It appears the presence of heavy rain caused the kids to stay home that day – and the poor weather may have saved their lives. The Tesla driver, who resides in a senior living facility, was issued a citation for reckless driving.
Could Tesla’s Autopilot “Self-Parking” Feature Be Defective?
Both incidents seem to involve Tesla drivers attempting to park their vehicles – and a pattern seems to be emerging. Could it be that these accidents were the result of defective “Autopilot” or “Self-Parking” software? The software has become a subject of considerable debate over the past few years, and it has led to several lawsuits.
Tesla readily advertises its “self-parking” feature, and the concept is simple: Press a few buttons, and the vehicle will park itself. What happens if the software encounters an error? What happens when that error sends the vehicle smashing into a kids’ hair salon or playground? These are important questions – especially considering such serious incidents.
Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Baltimore?
If you’ve been searching for a qualified, experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney, look no further than Furman Honick Law. We know that storefront crashes in Baltimore can be especially unexpected and alarming – especially when your children are in harm’s way. With our help, you can assess the most appropriate legal action as you strive for justice and compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a storefront crash, call Furman Honick Law and speak with a partner today for a free case evaluation.