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Spokane, Washington – Man Dies After Car Crashes Into Shop at North Hamilton Street

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Posted on March 5, 2020

Spokane, Washington (March 3, 2020) – A man died when a car crashed into a doughnut shop on the 2152 block of North Hamilton Street on early Tuesday morning. According to the article from The Spokesman-Review, the the victim has been identified as 57 year-old Richard Malmoe. No other injuries were reported in the incident. Malmoe was reported to have been driving northbound on North Hamilton Street when his car left the road, struck a sign and ended up crashing into Donut Parade’s building. Investigation on the incident is still ongoing, but preliminary investigation has indicated that the driver might have had a medical problem.

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We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loves ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a car crash has resulted in a fatality. 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.