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Mason County, Washington – Driver Injured After Crashing into House off Highway 101

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Posted on December 6, 2019

Mason County, Washington (December 4, 2019) – a driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries after crashing into a home near milepost 329 of Highway 101 on Wednesday afternoon. The driver was not reported to have been taken to the hospital following the crash. There were no other occupants in the car and it appears no other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. The cause and circumstances of the crash has not been reported.

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.

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