Seattle, Washington – Car Lands in Swimming Pool After Crashing Through a Glass Door
Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 10:27 pm
Seattle, Washington (August 12, 2019) – A car crashed through the an establishment at the 13244 block of Aurora Avenue and fell into a swimming pool on Monday morning. Fortunately, none of the swimmers in the pool were injured and the driver was rescued shortly after the crash occurred. No injuries were reported.
The incident happened on Monday morning, with Seattle Fire Department being called onto the scene around 7:42 a.m. According to the police report, the driver was attempting to park in the lot outside the building when he accidentally stepped on the gas pedal. This caused the vehicle to jump the curb, crash through the glass door and fall into the swimming pool inside. At the time, three people were inside the pool, but fortunately the car fell into the lane no one was using at the time. Two swimmers pulled the driver out of the car. Tow trucks later pulled the vehicle away from the scene. Seattle police have determined that the driver was not impaired and will not be facing charges.
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 errors similar to the situation in this case, 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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.