Driver Smashes into Clearwater Bakery, No One Injured


There were no injuries Saturday morning after a car crashed into Manos Bakery at 1975 Drew Street in Clearwater.

According to police, a westbound Honda Civic on Drew Street ran a red light and collided with another car, resulting in the Honda crashing through the front of the bakery.

The Honda came to rest inside the bakery.

The bakery owner and one employee were inside, but neither they nor the drivers were injured.

The 34-year-old driver of the Honda was cited for running a red light and not having a valid driver’s license, according to police.

The technical rescue team from Clearwater Fire & Rescue examined the structural integrity of the building and boarded up windows that had been smashed out by the impact, police said.

Thousands of people in the U.S. are injured or killed because someone ran a red light. In fact, it is the one of the leading causes of urban accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

  • More than 1/2 of all American’s admit red-light running.
  • More than 60 percent of American’s will see someone run a red light at least once each week.
  • It is the leading cause of urban crashes.
  • Almost all drivers fear being hit by a red-light runner.
  • 1 in 3 Americans know someone that has been killed or injured by someone running a red light.

Traffic lights and signals are in place to protect drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. When these signals are ignored, the results can be catastrophic.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by another driver running a red light, a Tampa Bay Auto Accident Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help. We are dedicated to obtaining the maximum compensation for injury victims in Clearwater, St. Petersburg and throughout the Bay area. After a serious injury or the loss of a loved one in an auto accident, you need someone on your side who can protect your rights and present an effective case to the insurance company. Without a strong advocate, you may not receive the full monetary compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at 727-823-0000 or contact us online for  a free consultation.

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