Woman dies after minivan crashes into Tucson 7-Eleven

A shopper (pedestrian?) was killed while shopping inside a Tucson 7-Eleven (7/7/2013). “The driver, 52-year-old Hassan Madex was cited for one count of causing serious injury or death by a moving violation, a misdemeanor offense”. That would be 28-672, this is a very low-level misdemeanor.

Seriously? Inside the store? How often does stuff like this happen? (pretty often, follow this link to my long and growing list of these “freak accidents” that aren’t so unusual when it comes to automobiles

I wonder if it happening on private property will have any (legal) ramifications? I guess the incident clearly began on the roadway so I suspecet it won’t have any impact.

Woman dies after minivan crashes into Tucson 7-Eleven
Veronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star

A 58-year-old woman died Sunday evening after a car crashed into a midtown 7-Eleven.

Debra Newton was shopping inside the convenience store on East Speedway Boulevard at North Columbus Boulevard when a Kia Sedona drove off the roadway and hit a concrete trash can into the store that struck and injured her shortly before 10 a.m., Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson police spokesman said in a news release.

The Kia then crashed into the store, the release said.

Investigators determined that prior to crashing into the building, the Kia was traveling east in the curb lane of Speedway Boulevard, ran a red light and was hit by a Hyundai Accent, the release said.

The Kia lost control, drove off the roadway and into the store, the release said.

The driver, 52-year-old Hassan Madex was cited for one count of causing serious injury or death by a moving violation, a misdemeanor offense.

Nobody else was injured in the crash.