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Sammamish, Washington – Two Injured in Car Crash Through a Pet Store

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Posted on March 26, 2019

Sammamish, Washington (March 10, 2019) – An employee at the Sammamish Pet Pros was injured when a car crashed through the store on a Sunday morning. The elderly driver of the car was treated for minor injuries. The driver was trying to park in the handicap spot of the parking lot when she hit the gas by mistake, driving her over the curb and into the storefront.

The employee was standing on a stepladder inside the store when the accident happened. She was checked out shortly after the crash for her injuries. The manager was thankful that no other serious injures has happened, and stated that a few similar incidents have happened before in other Pet Pro stores she managed. The accident made her consider adding barriers outside the store.

About Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle damage to residential areas are often accidentally inflicted by the owners themselves, thus making these incidents unreported. Data for cars which have crashed into residential buildings then is considerably more incomplete than cars which have crashed into other types of buildings, such as stores. But from data gathered from 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. For pedal errors, it meant that drivers stepped on the gas when they meant to step on the brake. Other, smaller factors 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.

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.