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Strange motor vehicle accidents: Ice cream truck hits home

Usually, when one hears the term "motor vehicle accident," an image of a crash between two cars comes to mind. But motor vehicle accidents don't have to be between two vehicles, or between a vehicle and a bicycle or pedestrian. Sometimes they involve a building. One rarely hears of ice cream trucks involved in a motor vehicle crash (thankfully), but that very thing happened last month in Prince George's County.

An ice cream truck driver was taken to the hospital after his vehicle ran into a house in Landover Hills. Witnesses say that the ice cream truck crashed through the picket fence surrounding 4810 66th Avenue. The truck then struck the house, apparently with enough force to cause the house to shift on its foundation.

A neighbor told a local news channel that no one was home when the accident occurred. The Prince George's County Firefighters were able to successfully rescue the driver from the scene of the accident. Police continue to look into what caused the driver to go so terribly off course.

Motor vehicle accidents come in all shapes and sizes and descriptions, from head-on collisions to multi-car accidents to those involving a car and a building. In many cases, people are injured or property is damaged at the hands of another person. Prince George's County residents who have been hurt or suffered property damage from a motor vehicle accident may benefit from consulting a personal injury lawyer experienced in the relevant law and procedure. The attorney can review the facts and circumstances concerning the incident, preserve important evidence and pursue monetary claims to hold negligent parties fully accountable.

Source: The NBC Washington News, "Ice Cream Truck Hits Landover Hills Home," Oct. 30, 2011

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