A possible domestic dispute has allegedly triggered a dramatic truck crash
at a Verizon Wireless store in Great Falls, Montana. According to Great
Falls police, officers responded to store alarms at 4:22 a.m. on Sunday,
Truck Allegedly Turned Around Inside Store
According to the
Billings Gazette, surveillance video at the store allegedly showed that the pickup truck
first came through one window before the driver turned the vehicle around
inside the retail outlet before exiting through another window.
License Plate Remained at the Scene
According to police, the driver of the Ram pickup truck was a 51-year-old
male from West Jordan, Utah. Identification was made easier by the fact
that a license plate allegedly fell off the vehicle as it careened through
the Verizon store. The man's estranged wife reportedly worked at the
store, although the store was apparently unoccupied at the time of the
crash. Authorities had previously received a report of an argument between
the man and his estranged wife.
Suspect Arrested the Following Day
A sergeant with the Great Falls police stated that an arrest was made on
during the morning of Monday, November 24. He faces a charge of felony
criminal mischief. There was no immediate information made available regarding
bail or whether it had been posted. Initial reports estimate over $50,000
worth of damage to the store.
Although this particular incident did not involve bodily injury, it does
allegedly highlight the damage that wayward trucks can quickly inflict.
When the conduct of a motorist potentially rises to the level of deliberate
and negligent behavior, liability may be incurred when injuries and/or
property damage occurs. Injured parties may seek compensation for medical
costs, possible lost wages and pain and suffering. Civil litigation may
be filed in the civil court with the appropriate jurisdiction in such cases.
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been involved in, please reach out to us. When it is desired, a consultation
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