Emumclaw, Washington – Suspects Injured After Crashing Into Home During Chase
Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 9:29 pm
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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.