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Redmond, Washington – Car Crashes Through Chiropractic Office

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Posted on June 13, 2019

Redmond, Washington (June 12, 2019) – A car crashed into the Bel Red Chiropractic Wellness at Northeast 24th Street on Wednesday morning. Fortunately, neither the driver of the car nor the sole employee present within the office was injured in the crash. The establishment itself, however, sustained a lot of damage from the crash. Some equipment and partitions appeared to also have been damaged.

The crash happened around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The driver, who was an employee at another business in the same strip mall, was apparently parking at the location when she mixed up the gas ad brake pedals. The car crashed through the brick retaining wall, then the front window, and then the walls inside. The employee who was inside the office had been working in the back and thus was not injured in the crash.

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.