On a sad note about being able to park, I just wanted to pass along this story from a Milwaukee mall last night. My girlfriend was right near by when it happened.
If the link doesn't work, here is the story's text:
A sport utility vehicle ran into and killed a woman Friday in the Southridge Mall parking lot, also injuring two grandchildren of the woman and a passenger in the SUV
The 46-year-old woman was pinned under the SUV
and the two children were injured when the SUV
driver lost control in the Southridge lot and struck the pedestrians.
The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Greendale Police Chief Rob Dams said. The medical examiner's office later said she died. The woman's 3-year-old grandchild suffered non-life-threatening injuries and a 2-month-old grandchild suffered abrasions, the chief said.
A 51-year-old woman who was a passenger in the SUV
also was injured, according to the GreendaleNOW Web site. She was taken to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center with minor injuries, and the two children were taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, the site reported.
's driver, a 62-year-old woman, hit another vehicle while trying to find a handicapped parking spot, the chief said. The SUV
rebounded off that car and struck the three victims, who were getting out of another vehicle. The SUV
driver then hit two other cars, Dams said.
driver told police that her accelerator stuck, causing the accident. Investigators planned to impound the vehicle to perform mechanical tests.
Police were called to the accident near the Sears department store about 1:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they pushed the vehicle off the grandmother.
The mother of the children was also there. She wasn't injured, Dams said.
Christine Greco of Milwaukee said she and her three daughters pulled into the mall lot soon after the accident. They saw the damaged cars and the stroller used to carry one of the children.
"My oldest daughter was crying in the car. They were scared to get out of that car once they saw that," Greco said. "I think for any parent that would hit home."
Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.