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Mountlake Terrace, Washington – One Person Dead After Crashing Into Home

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Posted on January 6, 2020

Mountlake Terrace, Washington (January 6, 2020) – A woman died when her vehicle crashed into a home on the 220th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West on Monday morning. The woman’s identity and cause of death is yet to be determined. The crash also caused a fire in the home, and a resident was taken to the hospital as a precaution due to possible smoke inhalation.

According to the report from KIRO7 News, the crash occurred around 8 a.m. The driver struck a power pole and went through a fence before crashing into the house. The fire has was later put out, and there has been no details regarding the extent of the damage dealt to the structure.

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We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loves ones of the victim. Unfortunately this is not the only time a car crash has resulted in a fatality.  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.