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Renton, Washington – Car Crashes Into Coffee Shop, Causes Minor Injuries

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Posted on September 2, 2019

Renton, Washington (September 1, 2019) – A car crashed into Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes at the 900 block of South 3rd Street on Sunday afternoon. One customer at the time of the accident was reported to have sustained minor injuries in the crash. There were no reports of anyone requiring hospitalization in the crash.

The car crash occurred around 2 p.m. According to the report, the car drover over the sidewalk, taking out a fire hydrant, before crashing into the coffee shop. The cause of the crash has not been determined, but the driver appeared to have lost control of his vehicle in the incident. The Renton police have said that no criminal charges were expected.

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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