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Redmond, Washington – Suspected Drunk Driver Injured after Crashing Into Home

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Posted on November 21, 2019

Redmond, Washington (November 21, 2019) – A suspected drunk driver sustained minor injuries after crashing into a home at the 2900 block of 173rd Court Northeast on early Thursday morning. There were no mentions of the driver requiring hospitalization for their injuries. The residents of the home were all sleeping upstairs at the time of the incident and were not injured in the crash.

The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. According to the report from the Redmond Police Department, the driver missed one home, crashed into the mentioned residence, before going through a fence and down an embankment. The crash is being investigated by the police department’s traffic team.

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.

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