It’s a cliche to say that most accidents happen close at home. The reason is that we tend to let our guards down when we feel our level of safety rise. The same thing can happen in our cars when we feel there’s no danger. We must never forget that our cars can turn from transport into weapons very quickly.
One driver found that out after an accident at a drive-through vaccination site, according to the LA Times. The site at Soka University had to shut down for a few hours when a car in line suddenly accelerated. The car hit a tent and several portable restrooms before the driver stopped the car.
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According to a spokesperson, the tent fell on three other vehicles and three people were sent to the hospital, including the driver of the car. Staff on site moved people inside so they could continue administering vaccinations. It is unknown why the car accelerated, but there are signs posted at the site asking drivers to turn off their cars while waiting in line.
We hope that everyone who was injured recovers fully and that the driver learned a valuable lesson. If you’re going to stay stopped somewhere for a while, turn off your car. Just a moment of inattention and you could end up in a situation like this.