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Gig Harbor, Washington – Car Crashes Into Home

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Posted on May 29, 2019

Gig Harbor, Washington (May 28, 2019) – A car crashed into a home in the area of 42nd Street Court Northwest and Reid Drive Northwest. The driver was reported to be shaken from the incident, but uninjured. No one was in the home at the time of the crash, and there were no other injuries reported.

The crash happened just after 11 a.m. The driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, causing the vehicle to go forward and crash into the house, causing the car to go through the awning support beams and end up on the front porch of the structure. Fortunately, the awning did not fall onto the vehicle, and the response crews was able to extricate the driver safely. The entire incident is considered suspicious and no impairment is not a factor in the crash.

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 errors similar to the situation in this case, 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.