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Tukwila, Washington – Van Crashes into Store Window After Pulling Too Far Into Parking Space

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Posted on July 8, 2019

Tukwila, Washington (July 6, 2019) – A van was reported to have crashed into the store window of a furniture shop at the 1700 block of Southcenter Parkway on Saturday evening. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported from the incident. There has been no word on how much damage was done to the business, which had been identified as La-Z-Boy furniture store.

The driver of the van was reported to have accidentally pulled in too far into the parking lot, causing the crash. According to first responders, the driver had kept their foot on the gas. The van was later pulled out of the store.

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 errors similar to the situation in this case, 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. Debris from the crash, such as broken metal and glass shards presents a danger to people in the vicinity. 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.