Thursday, it was a woman who pulled into one of the short-term parking slots at the Kaiser Beaverton clinic to pick up a prescription - and decided to turn it into a drive-thru pharmacy. She ran over the sidewalk, through the bushes, but only made it half-way into the building itself before her car came to a halt.
Yesterday, a woman pulling into a space on the fifth floor of a downtown parking garage rammed her Mercedes through the concrete wall, sending the wall, rebar, and marble facade plunging to the sidewalk below. Fortunately, nobody was on the sidewalk at the time, and her car high-centered on the wheel-stop, so she didn't follow the wall.
Looks like the crumple zone built into the front to absorb inertia did its job; considering what happened, the car seems in remarkably good condition.
One hopes that neither of these women decide to visit a farmers' market. Things could turn really ugly.