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Seattle, Washington – One Dead, Three Injured in Car Crash

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Posted on May 15, 2019

Seattle, Washington (May 14, 2019) – One person was killed and three others were injured when a car crashed into the wall of  an area near the Calis restaurant on Aurora Avenue on Tuesday. Two of the people who were struck were cooks according to the restaurant ownerreported to be in stable condition. All three victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center, but one victim was deceased upon arrival. No damage was done to the restaurant itself.

The car hit the back of restaurant in a storage area and a door was damaged. Traffic investigators are on the scene, bu the cause of the crash has not been identified.

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.

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