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Monroe, Washington – Car Crashes Into Store

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Posted on September 4, 2019

Monroe, Washington (September 4, 2019) – A car crashed into a Dollar Tree store off Old Owen Road on Wednesday morning. Fortunately, all people inside the shop were able to evacuate safely, and the driver was unhurt. No injuries were reported from the incident.

Police responded to the scene around 10:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a car crashing into a building. According to preliminary investigation, the 92 year-old driver was pulling up to the store, but didn’t stop, causing her to crash through the store entrance. Once inside, she was able to turn the car to the right. Police are trying to figure out why the driver didn’t stop, and it is believed that the driver did not suffer a medical emergency in the incident.

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.