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Spokane, Washington – One Man Injured After Car Crashes Through Wall of Home

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Posted on September 10, 2019

Spokane, Washington (September 6, 2019) – One man was injured after a car crashed into his home at North Adams Road and East Broadway Avenue on Friday afternoon. The injured, identified as Gary Redmond, was taken to Deaconess Hospital for treatment of a back injury as well as a possible concussion. The driver of the car, Brandon J. Anderson, appears to be uninjured in the incident and has been arrested by the police.

According to the report, Anderson drove across one lane of traffic, crashing into a chain-link fence before hitting the front of the home. Additionally, Anderson told deputies he had fallen asleep at the wheel, causing the accident. Anderson showed no signs of impairment and cooperated with the police.

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.