Police Looking for Man Who Drove into North Carolina Home
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – April 27, 2018 (wsbradio.com) According to an online report from wsbradio.com, Charlotte police are looking for a man who drove into a family’s home on April 26.*
Shortly after 11 p.m. on April 26, a Mazda slammed into a family’s house, driving almost completely into the home. Neighbors said the crash was so loud it sounded like a “sonic boom.” One man was inside the home at the time, but he was on the opposite side of the house and was not injured. A neighbor reported three children usually slept in the room the driver crashed into, but all three children were not home at the time.
The crash significantly damaged the home, and the family is unable to stay there at this time. Neighbors reported that they ran out after they heard the crash and witnessed a man running down the road away from the scene.
Charlotte police are investigating the incident and have not released a description of the suspect. They have not provided additional information at this time.
According to a report by lohud.com, operator error and pedal error are the leading causes of cars crashing into buildings. Operator error means the driver accelerated too quickly, was speeding, or was in the wrong gear. Pedal error means the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake. The remainder of these types of crashes are caused by drunk driving, traffic accidents, or medical emergencies. A small percentage of vehicle crashes into buildings also occur because the drivers are trying to carry out a “ram raid,” or a scheme in which someone intentionally crashes into a building to steal things inside.
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