There are certain things as an Olympia personal injury attorney and Kent car crash lawyer that I view as essential to protecting yourself on the road: adequate Washington auto insurance coverage, using age appropriate safety features such as car seats and seat belts, and expecting the unexpected. This week, a daycare teacher and her students were caught off guard when an Olympia man crashed his vehicle through the school.
Yesterday morning, Thursday, March 31st at approximately 8:45 a.m. a car crashed through an Olympia Kindercare Daycare Center causing minor injuries to a teacher and two young students. According to Olympia police, a 34-year-old male parent was dropping his child off at the Kindercare center on 9th Avenue in Olympia when he accidently drove through the building while attempting to park. Police believe the man accidently hit the gas pedal instead of the break. This accident sent his car crashing into the side of the daycare center where it struck a teacher. The accident also sent debris flying which knocked down two young students.
Neither student was seriously injured, the teacher sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
These types of car accidents occur more frequently than you would expect- luckily this one ended with relatively little injury, most aren’t so lucky such as a 15 year old Olympia boy that was killed by a car crashing through his bedroom as he slept last year. Though more often than not these accidents are the result of a drunk driver, sometimes, it is a simple human error such as in this accident which drives the vehicle to crash into a building. The only way to protect yourself from a disaster such as this is by making sure you have adequate Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Protection.