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Auburn, Washington – Two People Hospitalized After Crashing Their Car Into Store

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Posted on November 20, 2019

Auburn, Washington (November 19, 2019) – Two people were taken to the hospital after their vehicle crashed into the rear loading dock of a store at the 1701 block of Auburn Way South on early Tuesday morning. One person was taken to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, while the other patient was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Valley Fire Regional Medical Center responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m. The car was found by the loading dock with its front end caved in from the impact. The crash did little damage to the store and it has been confirmed that it will remain open for business. The incident remains under investigation.

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. Pedal error means that drivers stepped on the gas when they meant to step on the brake. Other, smaller factors for crashing into buildings 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.

Because of the crash site, the threat of injuries applies not only to the occupants of the car but also people inside the building. Damage can also be done to either the car or the struck building. 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.