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Yakima, Washington – Woman Hospitalized After Getting Struck by a Car That Crashed into Her Home

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Posted on August 28, 2019

Yakima, Washington (August 25, 2019) – A woman was taken to a hospital after getting struck by a car that crashed into her home at the 200 block of North 10th Street on Sunday night. She was found trapped underneath the car and required extrication. She was initially taken to a local hospital, but was later transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The driver, identified as Alejandro Rosario-Brambila, appears to be uninjured in the incident and has been arrested by the police.

Police responded to the incident around 10 p.m. Upon arrival, they found that the car had almost completely entered the structure and that the victim had been trapped. Crews from the Yakima Fire Department extricated the victim after 25 minutes. Investigation on he case is ongoing, but the police believe drugs or alcohol may be involved in the incident.

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 mean 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.