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Federal Way, Washington – Car Driver Injured After Crashing into Apartment Building

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Posted on November 14, 2019

Federal Way, Washington (November 6, 2019) – A car driver sustained minor injuries after crashing their vehicle into the Brookhaven Apartments at the 1600 block of South 308th Street. It was not mentioned in the report if the driver required hospitalization following the accident. None of the occupants were injured in the crash.

The cause and circumstances of the crash have not been reported. South King Fire and Rescue responded to the incident and found the vehicle had gone into a ground-floor unit. The crash also caused heavy structural damage to the stairs leading up to the other units and a technical rescue unit was called on the scene to shore up the building. No road closures in relation the incident has been mentioned in the report.

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.