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Skyway, Washington – Three With Minor Injuries After Car Crashes Into Home

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Posted on May 2, 2019

Skyway, Washington (May 1, 2019) – Three people sustained minor injuries after the car they were in crashed into a home at the 12700 block of 64th Avenue South on Wednesday night. The occupants of the car required extrication to get out of the vehicle. Deputies have stated that no one inside the home sustained injures.

Firefighters and deputies responded to the accident scene. Firefighters conducted the extrication of the two injured people inside the car. A report has stated that the driver suffered a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle, eventually crashing into the home. There is no word on his condition, but the three female passengers sustained minor injuries. The Red Cross will be assisting the people displaced from their home.

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. With pedal errors, 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. Similar to this case, damage to the car or house may lead to a situation where victims require outside help to get free. As always, we urge everyone to drive with caution and practice safe driving wherever you go. Be especially careful on the streets while driving at night. 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.