Kelly Holmberg was going about her work last week when all of the sudden she was thrown 15 feet inside her shop after a truck ran into the building on Bogard Road, breaking her nose.
“You know that expression you didn’t know what happened?” well that sums up what Holmberg was thinking until she went outside of the shop and saw a pickup truck jutting out of the south wall.
Had it not been for a string of “tiny miracles,” an Alaska accident attorney would have had a fatality on their hands.
Holmberg was working at Miller’s Express last Monday when something threw her 15 feet through her the coffee shop. Just a few feet to the right she would have slammed into a counter, and a couple of feet to the left she would have been in the path of the truck. But luckily for Holmberg she was in the right place and walked away from the building with a broken nose.
According to police a teenaged driver ran a stop sign at Seldon Road and became airborne after hitting a snow berm, crashing into the side of Miller’s. Police have not released the cause of the accident but said driver distraction could have played a part.
Both Holmberg and the truck driver were taken to the hospital with injuries but the shop took the brunt of the damage. Since negligence played a role the crash, an experienced Alaska accident lawyer can work on recovering the cost Holmberg will need to rebuild her car.
While the victims of this accident were fortunate enough to not have endured serious injuries, other accident victims are not as lucky. Personal injury victims face a long road to recovery, accumulating expensive medical bills, but when they hire an Alaska accident attorney they will be able to recover these costs.