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Everett, Washington – Car Crashes Into House, Causes Gas Leak

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Posted on September 17, 2019

Everett, Washington (September 17, 2019) – A car crashed into a residence on the 3200 block of Lombard Avenue on Tuesday morning. Fortunately no one inside the house was struck, and no injuries have been reported. The driver abandoned the car at the scene and police are currently trying to figure out their identity. The crash caused a natural gas leak, and two houses had to be temporarily evacuated while the gas line was being fixed.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. According to the report the car veered off Lombard Avenue and crashed into the house as well as a gas meter. Police have said that no other cars were involved in the accident. The scene was cleared by 2:30 p.m. and residents were allowed back into their homes.

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.