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Seattle, Washington – Two People Hospitalized With Minor Injuries After Car Crashes into Store

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Posted on July 12, 2019

Seattle, Washington (July 10, 2019) – Two people sustained minor injuries and were hospitalized after a car crashed into a building at 2nd Avenue and Madison Street on Wednesday. The victims, the 50 year-old driver of the car and one person inside the building, were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. According to another report, all occupants of the shop suffered minor injuries, but only one asked to be taken to the hospital. There were no reports of other vehicles being involved in the incident.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. The circumstances leading up to the crash has not been determined, but it appears that that the car drove through the window of the shop. Officials have stated that there will be a meeting with the building engineer to review the structural integrity of the walls, which will determine when the shop will reopen.

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.