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Olympia, Washington – Driver Injured when Car Crashed into Store

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Posted on April 5, 2019

Olympia, Washington (April 4, 2019) – A teen driver received minor injuries after speeding and crashing his car into the Black Lake Grocery Store on early Thursday morning. He was treated at a local hospital and given a ticket for reckless driving alongside other citations. No one else was inside the store, and owner Jong Park has stated that anyone inside might have been killed in the crash due to the severity of the impact.

Sheriff’s deputies from Thurston County said that the driver had sped down Black Boulevard when he left the road and smashed into the front of the store. Statements from the owner and deputy Ernie Tobeck indicate that there is a problem of drivers speeding in this particular road.

About Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle damage to residential areas are often accidentally inflicted by the owners themselves, thus making these incidents unreported. Data for cars which have crashed into residential buildings then is considerably more incomplete than cars which have crashed into other types of buildings, such as stores. But from data gathered from car crashes into buildings, the cause was usually operator error or pedal error. For operator errors, drivers usually accelerated or just like this in this case, were at high speeds, or were driving in the wrong gear. For pedal errors, it meant that drivers stepped on the gas when they meant to step on the brake. Other, smaller factors 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.

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.

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