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Auburn, Washington – Two Apartments Hit by PickupTruck

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Posted on April 17, 2019

Auburn, Washington (April 15, 2019) – Two apartment units at Altera Apartment Homes on the 3030 block of M Street Southeast were severely damaged when a pickup truck crashed into the area just before 9 p.m. on Monday night. Auburn Police have stated that no one was seriously injured in the incident. The cause of the crash is still 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.

Similar to regular car crashes, these types of accidents can involve many kinds of injuries, such as broken bones, bruises, head and spine injuries. Apart from the danger posed to the occupants of the vehicle, there is also the threat of injuring someone within the building that was crashed into. There is also the risk that the crashed building will also pose hazards such as broken boards or steel beams which can hurt both car occupants and residents. 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.