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Kenmore, Washington – Car Crashes Into Apartment at Northeast 182nd Street

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Posted on January 27, 2020

Kenmore, Washington  (January 22, 2020) – A car crashed into an apartment on the 6700 block of Northeast 182nd Street on Wednesday afternoon. According to the report from KIRO7 News, the residents were not at home in the time of the incident, and only a family dog was inside the unit when the crash occurred. The dog was reported to have been able to get out of the way. The car driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution but is expected to be OK. As for the cause, the driver was reported to have mistaken the gas pedal for a brake. No word has been given if the building sustained structural damage in 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, such as in this case.. 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.