Tenino, Washington – Police Chief Injured After Crashing into Restaurant
Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 9:15 am
Tenino, Washington (April 8, 2020) – The police chief of the Tenino Police Department was injured after suffering from a medical emergency and crashing into the side of the Scotty B Restaurant on Sussex Avenue. According to the report from the Facebook account of the Tenino Police Department, Police Chief Robert Swain did not sustain serious injuries from the crash and has been taken to a local medical facility for treatment. However, no word was given regarding the chief’s condition. No other people were reported to have been injured in the incident.
According to the report, Chief Swain was driving a police cruiser when he experiences a medical emergency around 4:15 p.m on Wednesday afternoon. This caused his cruiser to crash into the south side of the restaurant’s building, causing moderate damage to the building and severe damage to the vehicle. The Washington State Patrol is conducting an investigation on the incident, but as of now there is no indication that drugs or alcohol are involved.
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. For drivers, there is also the risk of building materials falling into or piercing into the vehicle. Apart from human injuries, damage can also be done to either the car or the struck building, and in the case of the latter the building might have to be reviewed by engineers for safety. 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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Caffee Law are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with Caffee Law send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.