I’m becoming increasingly intrigued by these sorts of things. Like how often do cars just ram into houses? Is it a traffic crash? (i.e. will there be an ACR? I am tagging it as a non-traffic just to remember to go back and check).
Incident occurred 2/7/2014 around 3pm; house at the 9800 block of N 9th St Phoenix
“A passenger van that crashed into a north Phoenix home sparked a fire about an hour after the initial collision Friday afternoon, officials said…. Witnesses reported the van had been driving erratically before it crashed through two backyard fences and into a house in the 9800 block of North Ninth Street just before 3 p.m.”
The print story also said “It wasn’t clear if the man was cited”, and “Another neighbor said she had a previous issue with the driver of the van. Dorothy Coverdale said the driver fell asleep in the van after parking in front of her driveway”.
Driving is a privilege, remember? No one was hurt but it’s clear that’s just a matter of coincidence — the van was completely out of control.
Here’s a query; 5 year history showed ~ 300 incidents in 2009; to fewer than 200 in 2013… (so a very small fraction of the ~ 100,000 incidents / year):
SELECT count(DISTINCT IncidentID) FROM 2013_unit WHERE eEventSequence1='BUILDING' || eEventSequence2='BUILDING' || eEventSequence3='BUILDING' || eEventSequence4='BUILDING';