Car in Pembroke Pines Collides with Home
PEMBROKE PINES, FL- Nbcmiami.com writes that a car collided into a house in Pembroke Pines. The vehicle, which was a sports car, crashed through the living room wall. A family was inside the home at the time, including two adults and a two-month-old baby. The mother described the sound of the impact as if a bomb had exploded.*
The front of the home sustained severe structural damage in the wreck. In the moments after the crash, the two people inside of the car attempted to flee the scene on foot. One of the victims was injured and was not able to get far before he was apprehended. The other suspect was able to flee and has not yet been identified.
It is not clear why the driver collided with the structure. According to residents in the area, the roadway by the house is frequently used for cars to race.
Statistics indicate that hundreds of people die in non-roadway collisions every year in the United States. Many of these fatalities are the result of cars ramming through the walls of a building. Another 4,000 or more people are hurt in these incidents. Most of these crashes are the result of driver errors, in many cases, because a driver presses the gas instead of the brake pedal. Drunk drivers are also a factor in these collisions and lead to about sixteen percent of car into building wrecks.
Many of these incidents could be prevented by better-designed roads and parking lots. A large number of such crashes occur when a car pulls into a parking space that is directly pointing at a building. Safety experts believe that in order for change to happen, there needs to be a shift away from prioritizing infrastructure to accommodate drivers.
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Sources:https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/car-crashes-into-home-in-pembroke-pines/2195506/?amp and https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/02/19/you-arent-even-safe-from-a-car-inside-a-building/