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Tacoma, Washington – One Person Injured After Car Crashes Into Restaurant in Hit-and-Run

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Posted on November 21, 2019

Tacoma, Washington (November 20, 2019) – A security guard for the Subway restaurant on South 72nd Street was injured after a car crashed into the establishment on Wednesday evening. The guard sustained undisclosed injuries, and it was not mentioned if the guard required hospitalization. No other employees were injured, but the crash broke the glass window at the front of the establishment. It has not been reported how the crash will affect business operations.

The surveillance video showed the car backing into the restaurant and leaving the scene shortly after. The Tacoma Police Department is currently looking for the driver of the car, and encourages anyone with information on the crash to give them a call.

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.