A two-year-old Washington State girl was seriously injured when a man driving a van crashed into a local mini-mart in Aberdeen. This was not the first time the driver has crashed into an Aberdeen building.

Van Seriously Injures Girl After Smashing Into 7-11 In Aberdeen, WA


Posted on Mar 31, 2010

A small toddler in Aberdeen, Washington, was critically injured after a van slammed into the 7-11 market where the girl was shopping with her mother. The driver of the van had been cited for negligent driving multiple times in the past.

The Aberdeen fire department reported that the Aberdeen car accident occurred 20 minutes before 4 pm on Friday, March 5, at the store located at 411 S. Boone St. in Aberdeen, Washington. The van smashed through the front window of the store, went through several racks of merchandise, and then hit the back wall of the store.

The two-year-old girl was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical internal injuries as well as a fractured femur. She remains in serious condition. The girl’s mother and the driver of the van were transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

It is unclear why the driver of the van slammed into the store, though Washington Police records show that a similar incident occurred in April of last year involving the same driver. In that incident, the 57-year-old Hoquiam man was charged with negligent driving after crashing into a different building in Aberdeen at 4 in the morning. The van driver remains in satisfactory condition in the hospital, while the mother of the injured girl has been treated and released.

The Washington van crash remains under investigation – the police have taken a blood sample from the van driver in an attempt to discover if the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the Aberdeen vehicle accident.

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