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Driver Strikes Building Injuring Nurse in Sandy Springs, Georgia (GA)

June 30, 2020

SANDY SPRINGS, GA- writes that a driver collided with the Sandy Springs Medical Center in Georgia this week, injuring a nurse. The motorist was reportedly attempting to park when he or she pressed the gas pedal rather than the brakes.*

The vehicle crashed into an eye surgery center. Reports indicate that the incident was an accident. Charges have not been filed at this time. 

Cars strike buildings every day in the United States. In fact, these crashes kill 500 people on average each year. Around 4,000 people are injured in these wrecks as well. Most of these incidents are simply accidents. The leading cause of these crashes is operator errors followed by pedal errors, which typically refers to drivers hitting the gas pedal rather than the brakes. Drunk drivers are the cause of about sixteen percent of crashes into structures, and car crashes cause one in ten of these incidents. Nine percent of car into building incidents are the result of medical episodes that affect the driver. 

Motorists ages 60 and up cause around 40 percent of crashes into buildings, while drivers 30 to 60 cause 31 percent of wrecks, and drivers under 30 cause 29 percent.

Retail stores are the most likely location to be struck by these drivers, followed by restaurants, and then commercial buildings, and finally, offices.

Parking lot design can help to reduce these incidents. Markings that are highly visible are effective, as are signs that help direct the flow of traffic. In some situations, poles or barriers can help to prevent drivers from leaving the parking lot and traveling into buildings where they can injure or even kill people. 

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