Trader Joe’s Employee Loses Leg After Out-Of-Control Car Jumps Curb

11/13/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)

Westwood, N.J.—An employee of Trader Joe’s supermarket is recovering after an out-of-control vehicle jumped a curb and pinned the employee against shopping cart racks. The automobile accident occurred at the Irvington Street store shortly after 3 p.m., reports CBS New York.

The driver of a Toyota Camry, who is said to be in her 70s or 80s, jumped the curb and subsequently hit the employee and pinned the victim between the vehicle and the shopping cart racks, severing the victim’s leg.

“I was standing there starting to bag my groceries, and it was in slow-motion,” Shopper Cindy Vakarian said to CBS New York. “I heard a crash and a scream and a woman — top half of her and torso came through the window. And I looked over at her, and I saw a car right behind her and her leg was wedged between the car and the two metal rims (that) keep the carts together. Obviously, she was putting the carts back in order, and the car rammed into her.”

Good Samaritans put a tourniquet on the victim’s leg to stop the bleeding until emergency medical crews arrived at the scene.

A helicopter transported the victim to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment. The victim’s current condition is unknown.

It is also unknown if the driver of the Toyota will be cited for the accident.

Investigations are underway.

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