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Snohomish, Washington – Car Crashes Into Nail Salon

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Posted on February 5, 2020

Snohomish, Washington (February 4, 2020) – A car crashed into a business on the 1200 block of 13th Street on Tuesday afternoon. According to the article from KOMO News, no one was injured in the incident as the car had missed all the people had inside the shop. The incident occurred just before 1:30 p.m. Drugs and alcohol were not considered a factor in the collision, with the Snohomish Police Department determining it was a case of driver error. According to the report this was the second time a car had crashed into the same business, with the first incident having occurred last year.

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.