Car Crashes into Savannah Home; Driver Seriously Injured
SAVANNAH, GA. – July 28, 2018 (wtoc.com) A car crashed into a Savannah home in the early morning hours of July 27, according to an online news report from wtoc.com.*
At approximately 5 a.m., a 25-year-old Savannah woman was driving on Derenne Avenue, between Truman Parkway and Skidaway Road in Savannah. She reportedly left the roadway and crashed into a home in the 1800 block of East Darenne Avenue. The crash caused major damage to the front of the home and a parked car.
No one was inside the home at the time. The driver, who has not been identified, was seriously injured and transported to a nearby hospital. The Savannah Police Department is investigating the crash and has not yet released additional information.
As shocking as they seem, occurrences of cars crashing into homes and buildings are not all that rare. Several of these crashes occur every day around the United States, causing damage to property and injuries to people. Many of these accidents are caused by inattentive or distracted driving, driving under the influence, and pedal error or gear error. A lot of drivers who crash into store fronts and homes are found to have pressed on the accelerator when they believed they were pressing on the brake. Many are also found to have been in “drive” when they thought they were in “reverse.”
Some members of the public advocate for redesigned parking to try to prevent these crashes from occurring in storefronts. If parking spaces are not directly in front of a business, there is less of a chance a driver will hit the accelerator and slam into the store. Distracted driving laws, like Georgia’s new Hands-Free Law, are also aimed at cutting down incidences of cars crashing into buildings.
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