Aberdeen, Washington – Severe Damage to Building Due to Truck
Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 9:00 am
Aberdeen, Washington (April 6, 2019) – A truck carrying a tall storage box caused severe damage to the drive-thru entrance to Journey Travel on First Street. The incident was reported on Saturday afternoon. The crash caused the pillars of the overhang roofing to be in danger of collapsing, and had to be removed. No one was injured in the incident.
According to police, the truck driver returned to the crash scene and told officers that he was driving when the storage box struck the overhang. He panicked and drove away as he was supposed to return the truck at 4 p.m. He was issued criminal citations for Hit and Run and driving with a suspended license.
About Vehicle Accidents
From data gathered on car crashes into buildings, the cause was usually operator error or pedal error. For operator errors, drivers usually accelerated or were at high speeds, or were in the wrong gear. For pedal errors, it meant that drivers stepped on the gas when they meant to step on the brake. Other, smaller factors are situation-based, such as driving under influence, traffic accidents, weather conditions or medical emergencies. A very small percentage are for people who intentionally ram buildings to commit theft. From these causes, lack of control is a common feature. As seen in this case, truck provide a greater risk of damage to structures due to their size and weight, and in this particular case the item being carried posed a risk simply because the space was too small for the vehicle.
As always, we urge everyone to drive with caution and practice safe driving wherever you go. Doing so minimizes damage and injuries you can inflict not only on yourself, but on others as well. If you have however become a victim of a vehicle accident of any sort, we extend our sympathies and compassion.
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