Yakima, Washington – Woman Hospitalized After Getting Struck by a Car That Crashed into Her Home
Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 3:12 am
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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.