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Eatonville, Washington – One Woman Injured After Getting Struck by Car that Crashed into her Home

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Posted on September 22, 2019

Eatonville, Washington (September 21, 2019) – One woman sustained injuries after she was struck by a car that crashed into her home off State Route 7 on early Saturday morning. She has been taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment. No word has been given regarding her current condition. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of State Routes 7 and 706. The van which caused the accident was going north on the road when it failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle left the road, going through a parking lot before crashing into the residence. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but troopers have said that drugs or alcohol may be involved in the accident.

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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