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Maple Valley, Washington – Car Crashes Into Restaurant at Maple Valley Black Diamond Road Southeast

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Posted on January 1, 2020

Maple Valley, Washington (December 29, 2019) – A car crashed into a restaurant on the 26915 block of Maple Valley Black Diamond Road Southeast on Sunday afternoon. Fortunately neither the driver of the car of the people inside the restaurant was injured in the crash. According to the report from KIRO7 News, deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office were called to the location of the crash before 2 p.m. The driver was reported to have stepped on the gas instead of the brake, resulting in the crash. The crash is reported to remain under investigation. There has been no report if the accident caused any significant damage to the structure.

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, as can be seen 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.