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Gig Harbor, Washington – Car Crashes Into Home

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Posted on May 20, 2019

Gig Harbor, Washington (May , 2019) – A car crashed into a home at the 15200 block of 118th Avenue Northwest in what has been reported as a fatal accident. The number of victims are unclear, but no one inside the house was injured.

Police investigation is still underway. However, it appeared that the vehicle was speeding on the road prior to the accident. The car left the road while speeding and then crashed into the home according to Key Peninsula Fire.

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. With pedal errors, 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. Similar to this case, damage to the car or house may lead to a situation where victims require outside help to get free. As always, we urge everyone to drive with caution and practice safe driving wherever you go. Be especially careful on the streets while driving at night. 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.