An automobile crashed into a house or building in Dayton about once per week from January 2012 to May 2013 — 75 crashes in 17 months — and those are just in the city of Dayton. Dozens more such accidents have happened in the multi-county area, but few organizations track the phenomenon and officials don’t have many answers why.
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Cars into buildings
Possible reasons cars crashing into homes and other buildings are varied, including:
- Drivers trying to elude police
- Intoxicated or fatigured drivers
- Drivers with medical conditions
- Drivers speeding
- Hazardous road conditions
- Drivers mistaking the gas for the brake
- Drivers swerving to avoid hitting something else
INTERACTIVE MAP: Has a vehicle struck a house or building near you or a favorite Dayton spot? Check out instances since January 2012 at MyDaytonDailyNews.com.