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Bellevue, Washington – Car Crashes Into Photo Store, Causes Structural Damage

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Posted on February 21, 2020

Bellevue, Washington (February 20, 2020) – A car crashed into the photography store, Omega Photo, on the 210 block of 105th Avenue Northeast on Thursday afternoon. According to the article from KIRO7 News, the driver was unhurt in the incident and no other injuries were reported in the incident. However, the crash was reported to have caused structural damage to the building, and a building engineer has been called over to assess the situation.

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.

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