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Seattle, Washington – Incident Causes Car to Crash Into Restaurant

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Posted on June 18, 2019

Seattle, Washington (June 15, 2019) – A shooting incident on 7th Avenue and Pike Street led to a report of a car crashing into a restaurant at 7th Avenue and Union Street. It appeared that people within the crashed car had been shooting at pedestrian on the street, which hit and injured one man. The injured person has been brought to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. The suspects however, fled the scene, though one man has been arrested and booked into jail. The incident is under investigation.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this particular incident has a criminal element, accidents of more common causes can also have the same destructive results. 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.