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Vancouver, Washington – Driver Injured After Crashing His Pickup Truck into Store

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Posted on November 18, 2019

Vancouver, Washington (November 18, 2019) – The driver of a pickup truck was injured after his vehicle crashed into the consignment store on the 703 block of Northeast Saint Johns Road on Monday morning. The condition of the driver was not mentioned, but the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the man will survive his injuries.

Deputies responded to the scene at the Once and Again consignment store around 8 a.m. where they found the driver had driven through the front window. According to witness reports, the driver was headed southbound pn Saint Johns Road when he rear-ended another vehicle, and accelerated as he took a sharp left turn, causing him to crash into the storefront.  Fortunately the store was not open at the time of the accident, and the only reported injury was 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.