Tacoma, Washington – Two Injured in Car Collision, One Car Crashed Into Store

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 4:25 pm    

Tacoma, Washington (April 8, 2019) – Two people were injured in an two-car collision that resulted in one car driving into a 7-Eleven at South 47th Street and South Oakes Street on Monday afternoon. The two people sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The circumstances leading up to the crash are unknown, but after the two cars got into an accident, one car was sent flying into the wall of the store from the impact. The two victims each came from one of the cars involved in the incident. No one inside the store was reported to be injured.

About Vehicle Accidents

Car collisions are very dangerous situations on their own, but as can be seen in this case it can very quickly cause another accident. However, the cause of the crash into a building being a prior traffic accident is  something unusual when it comes to damage to buildings from car crashes. It is very fortunate that there were no injuries beyond minor ones as these accidents can involve something as severe as broken bones, and even hear or spinal injuries.

The cause for car crashes into buildings is usually an 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, weather conditions, medical emergencies, or in this case, traffic accidents. 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 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.

If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.

Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.

Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.

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