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Sammamish, Washington – Car Crashes Into Home, Minor Injuries Reported

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Posted on May 22, 2019

Sammamish, Washington (May 21, 2019) – A car crashed into a home on 232nd Place Northeast on Tuesday afternoon. Police have reported minor injuries from the crash, but the identities of the victims have not been released.

The cause of the crash is said to be under investigation. The accident caused he road to be closed between Northeast 19th and Northeast 21st.

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. With pedal errors, 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. Similar to this case, damage to the car or house may lead to a situation where victims require outside help to get free. As always, we urge everyone to drive with caution and practice safe driving wherever you go. Be especially careful on the streets while driving at night. 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.