Many restaurants and stores put up signs to help attract the attention of consumers and advertise products and goods. Some store signs may be elaborate in nature and rest high on top of thick poles, and if such heavy objects are not properly secured and maintained, the results could prove disastrous. A recent incident in which a sign at a Denny’s restaurant in Kentucky suddenly fell off a pole and landed on a car below is said to have left two individuals with injuries and claimed the life of a 72-year-old woman.
According to reports, the incident occurred on a recent Thursday evening when a sign at a Denny’s restaurant suddenly fell and landed on top of a car. Initial investigations indicate that there was a wind advisory in place when the incident occurred and that high mph winds may have played a role in the accident. The incident caused three occupants to become trapped inside the car and emergency responders worked to extract all three from within after arriving at the scene.
Authorities have advised that all three occupants suffered injuries in the incident and were taken to medical facilities for treatment. A woman who was sitting in the back seat of the car at the time of the incident was initially receiving treatment for critical injuries, but reports indicate that she passed away at the facility later. Losing someone close under similar circumstances can be a challenging thing to accept, especially if the incident could have been prevented if the necessary precautions were taken.
The presence of negligence could create unsafe conditions that may pose a significant threat to one’s well-being and incidents of this nature could even carry fatal repercussions. Individuals in Kentucky who suffer severe harm or lose a loved one under such unique circumstances might benefit from consulting with a personal injury attorney for guidance on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can examine the incident thoroughly and guide a client in determining the best course of action to take to seek the restitution he or she is entitled to receive.