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Richland, Washington – Driver Injured After Crashing Car into Restaurant

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Posted on September 22, 2019

Richland, Washington (September 20, 2019) – A driver sustained injuries after her car crashed into a restaurant at the 600 block of George Washington Way on Friday morning. She has been taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. There were no further mentions regarding her current condition. The restaurant was closed at the time of the accident and no other injuries have been reported.

The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. According to the report, the vehicle crashed into the patio of the building, going into the dining room. The crash damaged two booths inside the restaurant, but it appears no lasting damage has been done. The cause of the crash has not been reported but it appears impairment is is not being considered as a factor 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 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.