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Chicago car accident reported after woman drivers straight into Curves

Two customers at Curves fitness club suffered injures Saturday morning after a woman drove through the front of the business in Lake Zurich, the Daily Herald reported.

The 65-year-old driver was treated and released at the scene. The two customers were taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Zurich for treatment.

The accident occurred at about 10 a.m. as the woman tried to pull into a parking place in front of the fitness center and instead crashed through two large panes of glass.

“It appears at this time there was some confusion” that caused her to accelerate instead of brake, said Lake Zurich Sgt. Robert Johnson. “The front of the store is gone from floor to ceiling.”

Police said Curves, which suffered extensive damage to the front, will be closed until further notice, according to the Lake County News-Sun.

Chicago car accident lawyers from Abels & Annes currently represent a man who was injured in a similar case. In our lawsuit, an elderly driver lost control of his vehicle and drove into a Loop restaurant, injuring several patrons. The case is currently pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

This type of accident is not uncommon in the Chicago area. In the last year, two people have hit Starbucks in Chicago and twice this spring taxicabs hit the restaurant Petterino’s in downtown Chicago.