We can't blame SUDDEN ACCELERATION as the cause for all accidents...we can wonder...especially when a driver is PARKING A VEHICLE...foot on brake.
We can question WHY? isn't the INSURANCE INDUSTRY working to reduce INSURANCE COSTS and ACCIDENTS?
Surely Mr. Schrum will regret forever having revealed the TRUTH:
Bob Schrum, the owner of Flagstop Car Wash, said his employees are provided a list of cars, trucks and SUVs that have been proven prone to unintentional acceleration. In fact, he said the instances have been well documented by the National Car Wash Association.
Schrum said about a month ago that all 120 of his employees took part in a safety seminar provided by his insurance company, which touched on sudden unintentional acceleration.
Car Washes KNOW, but Consumers Don't?
NOTICE: THE MAKE, MODEL AND YEAR OF THE VEHICLES ARE NOT ALWAYS INCLUDED IN MANY OF THESE ARTICLES! BUT THE DRIVER'S AGE IS!
Sebring crashes into store while parking:
TOYOTA CAMRY crashes into motel while parking:
Another serious car crash at the intersection of Route 39 and Pleasant Bay Road sent four people to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. The accident happened around 12noon Saturday. Extra ambulances from Brewster and Chatham Fire and Rescue were called to the scene. Under the direction of Harwich Fire Captain Donald Parker, firefighters work the scene caring for the injured. The male driver of the KIA Forte ran the stop sign and struck the Toyota Camry, he will be cited by the Harwich Police. Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
HARWICH — Four people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital on Saturday following a two-car crash on Pleasant Bay Road and Route 39, according to police.
A 49-year-old man from England was driving West on Pleasant Bay Road around noon when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of Route 39 and collided with a car driven by a 60-year-old Harwich woman and then crashed through a fence and into a tree, police Officer Aram Goshgarian said.
The man did not slow down before running through the sign, according to a preliminary investigation of the scene and interviews with witnesses, Goshgarian said.
All victims were alert when police and paramedics arrived, but a passenger — a young boy — might be taken by ambulance to a Boston hospital, police said. The extent of his injuries was unknown.
The intersection of Pleasant Bay Road and Route 39 has been the scene of many car accidents, according to the officer. The woman whose tree was struck has had her fence replaced several times in the past, Goshgarian said.
Solar-powered signs with flashing lights that were recently installed on the road have seemed to prevent some crashes, he said.
Pleasant Bay Road from Route 137 to Route 39 was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash and photographed the scene, causing some backup in the area, according to Goshgarian.
August 24, 2014
EAST SANDWICH — About 1,300 properties lost power early Saturday following a one-car crash on Route 6A in which the car struck a utility pole.
The Fire Department received a report of the crash at 4:10 a.m. at the intersection of Old County Road, according to fire Capt. Scott Ames.
One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis for treatment, Ames said.
The Fire Department cleared the scene about 90 minutes after the first call, he said.
Electric power was restored to 350 customers shortly after the crash, and within a few hours most of the affected properties had power, according to NStar electric company spokesman David Branda.
At around 10:30 a.m., three customers remained without power but were expected to be returned to service within an hour, Branda said.
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Another crash at the intersection of Route 39 and Pleasant Bay Road Tuesday at 9am. A Cadillac SRX failed to stop, clipped the side of a truck causing a rollover. Harwich Fire and Rescue transported two people to Cape Cod Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Cadillac will be cited for failure to stop and yield. Harwich Police are handling the investigation. Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Harwich Fire and Rescue transferred two people, one to Cape Cod Hospital and the other too [sic] a Med-flight with life threatening injuries. The accident happened around 3am Sunday on Depot Street near Juniper Lane. Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN