Wenatchee, Washington - Vehicle Ran Into Wall at Gasoline Station
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Wenatchee, Washington – Vehicle Ran Into Wall at Gasoline Station

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Posted on May 28, 2019

Wenatchee, Washington (May 24, 2019) – A vehicle identified as a Red Ford Bronco crashed into the outside wall of the Chevron station at Ferry Street and South Mission Street. There was damage to the wall inside and equipment near the wall such as a soda fountain was knocked to the floor due to the impact. However, there was no significant damage done. The causing vehicle fled the scene, qualifying this incident as a hit and run.

The incident happened around 8:20 a.m. on Friday. Police are currently looking for more information on the suspect vehicle.

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 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.