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Puyallup, Washington – Driver Sustains Foot Injury after Car Drives Through Wall of Fast Food

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Posted on August 9, 2019

Puyallup, Washington (August 8, 2019) – A teen driver sustained a foot injury after crashing his vehicle through the wall of a McDonald’s at the 1603 block of South Meridian on Thursday. He was treated on the scene, with no mention of him requiring a hospitalization. No other injuries were reported on the scene. However, the accident caused the closure of the business.

According to the report from the Puyallup Police, the driver was just leaving the drive-thru when he spilled soda. Instead of pressing on the brake, he pressed on the gas, causing the crash.  In addition to crashing through the wall, his vehicle also struck the soda dispenser inside the building. The crash remains under investigation.

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 errors similar to the situation 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.