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Tacoma, Washington – Truck Crashes Into Building at South 12th Street and South Alder Street

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Posted on March 9, 2020

Tacoma, Washington (March 6, 2020) – A pickup truck crashed into a building at South 12th Street and South Alder Street on Friday morning. According to an article from KOMO News, the affected storage building was unoccupied at the time of the crash and no injuries were reported. However, the crash caused the the building to sustain severe damage and crews worked to prevent the structure from collapsing.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. The cause and circumstances of the crash were not reported.

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.