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Wenatchee, Washington – Truck Collides with Several Fixed Objects, Crashes into Building

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Posted on July 17, 2019

Wenatchee, Washington (July 14, 2019) – A truck caused property damage after colliding with several fixed objects on Mission Street before crashing into an apartment building at the intersection of North Mission Street and First Street. Fortunately, there were no injuries in the accident, and the driver has been put under arrest for investigation of DUI.

According to a report from a Wenatchee corporal, the truck was driving northbound on the sidewalk, crashing through signs, a utility pole, a tree and a light pole south of First Street. The truck ended up crashing into Mission Apartments, but the damage was said to be superficial and no tenants will have to relocate. Drug use is being considered as a factor in the crash. Power to intersection was out for several hours as crews worked to get stoplights back on.

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. For pedal errors, it meant that drivers stepped on the gas when they meant to step on the brake. Other, smaller factors 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. As seen in this case, truck provide a greater risk of damage to structures due to their size and weight, and in this particular case the item being carried posed a risk simply because the space was too small for the vehicle.

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.

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