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Lakewood, Washington – Apartment Heavily Damaged by Car Crash

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Posted on January 8, 2020

Lakewood, Washington (January 7, 2020) – An apartment on the 6400 block of 88th Street Court Southwest was heavily damaged by a car crash on Tuesday night. According tot he report from KOMO News, no one was injured in the crash. The incident occurred just after 9 p.m., but investigation is still ongoing as to how the crash occurred. No word has been given if the apartment sustained structural damage in the crash, but the apartment was reported to have a gaping hole in the wall, with damage also present inside.

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.