(Cheektowaga, NY). It is hard to believe, but two more cars have crashed into commercial buildings.
Cheektowaga Police say that two elderly drivers accidentally drove into two separate buildings.
The first occurred around 11:20am, when an older driver jumped a curb, hit a support pillar, and broke a wall at the Walgreens located on Dick Road near George Urban Boulevard.
A second more serious accident happened around 12:30pm, when an elderly woman hit the M&T Bank located in the Thruway Plaza.
The impact broke a large commercial natural gas line which created a potentially explosive situation.
Emergency crews evacuated the bank until workers from National Fuel Gas could stop the leak.
In both incidents, neither driver was hurt.
For weeks, the local newscasts have been filled with reports of drivers running their vehicles into stores, banks, and restaurants.
The most serious happened on September 17th, when an elderly driver killed two people after crashing into a Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst.
In the other cases, injuries were minor but damage was extensive.
"It is something we have to take a look at. I don't know if it is a case of more of these happening, or whether our attention is drawn to them since the double fatal in Amherst," comments Captain Jim Speyer from the Cheektowaga Police Department.
Unofficial estimates over the past few weeks put the number of car-building crashes at around twenty.