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Spokane, Washington – Two People Hospitalized After Truck Crashes Into Building

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Posted on February 12, 2020

Spokane, Washington (February 10, 2020) – Two people were taken to the hospital after a stolen truck crashed into the northwest corner of the building of Tacos El Sol on Division Street and Glass Avenue. According to the report from The Spokesman-Review, a passenger sustained serious injuries in the crash. The driver was also hospitalized and arrested on multiple felony charges.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, a trooper attempted to pull over the driver for heading the wrong direction, but the driver continued going and ended up crashing into the building. The incident caused the collapse of a low wall that surrounds the seating at the front of the building, but there were no mentions of other structural damage.

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.