Teen Driver Crashes into College Campus Building
RED HOOK, NY. – October 31, 2018 (wpdh.com) According to an online news report wpdh.com, a teenage driver recently crashed a car into a college campus building.*
It is not clear what day the accident occurred. Reports indicate a teenager driving without a license crashed into a building on the Hudson Valley Community College campus on Robbins Road. The Red Hook Police Department responded to the scene and found that the teen had crashed into two parked cars, then reversed into the campus building.
No one was inside the building at the time, and no one was injured in the crash, police said. Police said driver inexperience was the primary factor in the accident, and neither drugs nor alcohol played a role. The driver was not identified but was reportedly cited for driving without a license and unsafe reversing.
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 storefronts 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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