Tacoma, Washington – Car Crashes Into Building at South Tacoma WayRequest Free Consultation
Tacoma, Washington (February 23, 2020) – A car crashed into the corner of a building on the 2600 block of South Tacoma Way on Sunday evening. According to the article from KOMO News, the driver fled the scene shortly after the incident, and the affected building appeared to be empty at the time of the accident. No injuries were reported in the incident.
According to the report, witnesses at the scene heard and saw the crash occur just before 6 p.m. The cause fo the crash has not yet been determined, and police are currently looking for the driver.
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.