Car Strikes Goose Creek Home in South Carolina
GOOSE CREEK, SC- Live5news.com writes that a car drove into a home in Goose Creek, South Carolina, late last week. The collision occurred on Red Bank Road, and so far, it is unclear whether anyone sustained injuries in the wreck.*
The images from the scene of the accident show a vehicle almost entirely through a brick wall. Emergency responders can be seen trying to remove the vehicle from the building.
Cars crash into buildings more often than most people realize. These accidents often involve a driver who simply makes a mistake, such as by pressing the gas pedal when they intended to press the brake. In many incidents, these collisions involve a vehicle entering a commercial space, such as a coffee shop or retail store. Operator errors, which involve drivers speeding and losing control of their vehicles, cause around 30 percent of all crashes into buildings. Another 26 percent of such crashes involve pedal mix-ups. Drunk drivers lead to around seventeen percent of these incidents, while collisions between vehicles cause about eleven percent, and the remaining eight percent is done intentionally.
Some experts say these crashes are more likely with older motorists. While about 44 percent of people who drive their cars into buildings are 60 years old or more, these motorists only account for about nineteen percent of all drivers. Young drivers also cause many of these incidents, and experts say texting and driving is increasing the problem.
One way to reduce the number of these incidents is to improve parking lot design and increase the number of barriers that exist to block drivers from striking buildings. Parking spots should not face buildings as this makes accidents more likely.
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Sources:https://www.live5news.com/2020/01/25/car-crashes-into-home-goose-creek/ and https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/2018/02/27/why-do-so-many-drivers-crash-into-buildings/362650002/