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Auburn, Washington – One Injured in Car that Crashed Through a Home

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Posted on March 29, 2019

Auburn, Washington (March 27, 2019) – One person was injured when a car crashed all the way through a home and came out the other side at 30800 Military Road South. Police and firefighters responded to the scene around 10 pm. after getting reports of a car crashing into a residence. The driver sustained minor injuries in the accident.

According to the report, the response team fond that the path he car took was crashing through one wall of the house, going completely through the building, before finally exiting through a second hall and then coming to a stop. The events leading up to the crash are under investigation.

About Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle damage to residential areas are often accidentally inflicted by the owners themselves, thus making these incidents unreported. Data for cars which have crashed into residential buildings then is considerably more incomplete than cars which have crashed into other types of buildings, such as stores. But from data gathered from 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 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.