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Everett, Washington – Car Crash Causes Extensive Damage to Fire Station

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Posted on February 24, 2020

Everett, Washington (February 22, 2020) – A car crashed into Everett Fire Station 5 on Madison Street on Saturday evening. According to the article from KIRO7 News, both the driver and firefighters inside the building were unhurt in the accident. However, the crash caused extensive structural damage to the building and the car. The fire station is reported to still be operating normally while cleanup was ongoing. Police are determining if the driver was impaired during the incident.

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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