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Wapato, Washington – Police Car Crashes Into Home on Konnowac Pass Road

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Posted on February 27, 2020

Wapato, Washington (February 23, 2020) – A Wapato police car crashed into a residence on the 2700 block of Konnowac Pass Road on Sunday night. According to the report from KIMA News, the driver was not severely injured and had chipped a tooth. No other injuries were reported in the incident, but the vehicle was reported to have been severely damaged. According to information from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office the off-duty police officer was heading towards Wapato around 8 p.m. when his vehicle went off-road and crashed into the residence. Speed was determined to be a factor in the crash.

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.