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Auburn, Washington – Vehicle Crash into Fence

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Posted on April 11, 2019

Auburn, Washington (April 2, 2019) – Firefighters from the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to a single car accident at Lea Hill, where a car crashed into a fence. The cause of the crash has not been detailed, but the crash caused a galvanized pipe with a diameter of two inches to pierce through the windshield and the front passenger seat. One of the passengers, a toddler in a child seat behind the passenger seat narrowly avoided said pipe. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries in the incident.

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 just like this in this case, were at high speeds, or were driving 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.

Aside from the usual types of injuries associated with car crashes, as demonstrated in this case, there is also the danger that structure being driven into presents risks for the occupants within the car. 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.


Note: The exact location of the accident has not been provided.