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Seattle, Washington – One Person Taken to the Hospital after Car Crashes Into Building

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Posted on January 16, 2020

Seattle, Washington (January 15, 2020) – A  car crashed into a building on Bolyston Avenue and East Pike Street on Wednesday morning. According to the report from KIRO7 News, the driver was found in the car by construction workers and emergency crews, and they took her out of the vehicle. The driver has been taken to a hospital, with no further word about her injuries or condition. No other vehicles appear to be involved in the incident and no other injuries were reported.

Crews responded to the scene around 9:30 a.m. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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 error 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.