Car Crashes into New Hampshire DMV in Concord, New Hampshire


November 19, 2018

CONCORD, NH. – November 7, 2018 - A car crashed into a New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles entrance on November 7, 2018 according to an online news report from ccenterdispatch.com.*

The crash occurred on the morning of November 7 at a DMV in Concord, New Hampshire. For unknown reasons, a car crashed into the entrance of the building, damaging the front facade and the awning outside. Police and fire officials evacuated part of the building but later determined the building was safe. No one was injured in the crash. 

Concord police are investigating the crash and have not yet released information about the cause. Officers do not believe the driver, who has not been identified, was impaired at the time of the crash. The DMV is still open for business. 

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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Sources:

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/2018/02/27/why-do-so-many-drivers-crash-into-buildings/362650002/

http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/news/state/article_2ecbb095-d5c6-523a-980c-f12583b32ff2.html

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