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How often do vehicles crash into buildings?

  • vehicle into buildingThere are more than 100 vehicle-into-building crashes every day.  
  • As many as 16,000 people are injured and as many as 2,600 are killed each year in the United States. That means 46% of storefront crashes result in injury and 8% result in death. 
  • Every day in the US more than 20 convenience stores are struck by vehicles. That’s more than 7,300 convenience store crash incidents each year.
  • During the four year period between 1991 and 1995, there were 1,500 crashes into 7-Eleven stores in the US.
  • Forty-one percent of all vehicle-into-building crashes are caused by driver confusion or "pedal error."
  • There are more than 550 vehicle-into-storefront accidents reported in the news media each year.  

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Storefront Safety Council.

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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.