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Emumclaw, Washington – Suspects Injured After Crashing Into Home During Chase

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Posted on February 13, 2020

Emumclaw, Washington (February 12, 2020) – Two suspects were injured after crashing into a home at Harding Street and Griffin Avenue during a chase that occurred on Wednesday night. According to the report from KOMO News, both the driver and a passenger inside the car sustained minor injuries in the incident and were treated at the scene.Both suspects were also arrested following the incident. Fortunately no officers and residents of the house were injured in the incident.

The incident started just before Wednesday midnight when a police officer attempted to pull over the suspects’ vehicle for running the red light. The suspect stopped for the officer, but put the car in reverse and rammed the officer’s vehicle before fleeing. The chase lasted for about half a mile and ended when the suspect lost control and crashed into the entry way of the residence. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other potential felonies, while the passenger was found to have drugs and was also found to have an outstanding felony warrant.

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.