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Lakewood, Washington – One Person Critically Injured After Car Crashed into Building

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Posted on May 13, 2019

Lakewood, Washington (May 11, 2019) – One person suffered critical injuries after the car they were in crashed into a building at the 8000 block of Durango Street on Saturday night. Another person in the car was also evaluated, but they had no injuries.

Rescue crews arrived on the scene at 8:40 p.m. The victim was successfully extricated after long process. The cause of the accident has not been provided.

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.

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