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Shoreline, Washington – Car Hits Several Trees, Crashed into Two Businesses

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Posted on June 10, 2019

Shoreline, Washington (June 8, 2019) – A car veered off the road and hit several trees before crashing into two businesses on Aurora Avenue North on Saturday morning. Fortunately, none of the employees were hurt in the incident. The driver was also unhurt, but said to be in shock from the accident.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. in the morning. It has been determined that the crash wasn’t caused by any medical issue, and the actual cause of the incident is being investigated. The driver currently isn’t facing any charges. The affected businesses, a hair salon and a glass business, said the damage done could be repaired.

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.