Delta’s Portable Bollards Used at a Retail Store After Vehicle Crash
In November of 2022, an SUV crashed through the front windows of a retail store in Massachusetts, about 20 miles south of Boston. One person, a 65-year-old employee of the store, died and 19 others were injured. In the wake of the tragedy, Delta Scientific bollards were use in front of the storefront to prevent any further vehicles ramming incidents at the site.
Details of the Incident
The storefront consisted of large glass windows, that were soon boarded up after being destroyed in the crash. One witness likened the sound of the vehicle striking the glass to an explosion.
It is not clear how many people, including customers and employees, were in the store at the time of the incident. It was only a few days before Thanksgiving, and the shopping district reported an increase in activity due to holiday shopping.
Bystanders helped the injured by providing first aid until emergency services arrived. Seven fire trucks and 14 ambulances reported to the scene and took the injured to the local hospital, where doctors performed triage. Most patients received treatment at the local facility, while two were transferred to Boston hospitals.
The 53-year-old driver claims that the crash was an accident that occurred because their foot got stuck on the gas pedal and they were unable to brake. The driver has a history of a previous DUI in another state and faces charges of reckless homicide.
Delta Scientific TB100 Portable Bollards
Delta Scientific TB100 portable bollards were put in place in front of the storefront to prevent any further incidents.
These bollards can be placed on any sturdy surface. They install quickly, requiring no subsurface preparations and no excavation. By itself, one of these bollards has the ability to absorb 400,000 foot-pounds of kinetic energy. Five TB100 bollards linked together cover a span of 20 feet and have an M30 crash test rating. This means they can stop a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling up to 30 miles per hour. These bollards can provide temporary protection for special events or in anticipation of a more permanent installation to be performed at a later date.
Delta Scientific TB150 Portable Bollards
Delta Scientific TB150 portable bollards offer many of the same benefits as the TB100 bollards in terms of their portability and ease of installation. The most significant difference between the two is that a set of 10 TB150 bollards linked together have a crash test rating of M50. In other words, they can stop a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling up to 50 miles per hour. Individually, one TB150 bollard can absorb unbelievable amounts of kinetic energy, up to 1.2 million foot-pounds. The TB150 is a new product, and the patent on it is still pending.
We are proud to offer products that are effective at preventing tragedies like this crash. We hope that business owners will take steps to prevent such tragedies before it is too late.
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