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Lacey, Washington – Car Crashes into Pizza Restaurant

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Posted on May 17, 2019

Lacey, Washington (May 16, 2019) – A car crashed into a pizza restaurant on Martin Way East in the early hours of Thursday morning. The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. at Inferno’s Brick Oven Pizza. No one was reported to be injured in the incident.

According to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, the driver had failed to stop for a traffic violation and drove on for two miles before the crash happened. The driver apparently lost control on Martin Way East, causing the crash into the building. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The damage dealt to the building has not been detailed.

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.