CAMPBELL (CBS SF) — Police and fire officials evacuated structures in Campbell on Saturday morning after a vehicle crashed into a building and caused a gas leak.

Santa Clara Fire officials said that the car plowed into a commercial storefront that houses the Fine Fretted String Instruments music shop just before 9 a.m. The impact damaged the gas line, forcing the evacuation of residences above the storefront until crews were able to shut off the gas.

The driver did not suffer any injuries, according to authorities. Fire officials said the building sustained minor structural damage and has been yellow tagged due to the gas is out.

All lanes of southbound Bascom Avenue were briefly closed from Hamilton to Campisi Way because of the incident; police reported shortly before 10 a.m. that two of the three lanes had reopened.

  1. Trevor Frith says:

    Another right foot pedal error? In order to get our driver’s license we are forced to brake an electric or automatic vehicle using the right foot braking method. Those in charge of driver legislation and training at the state and federal level have known about the dangerous flaws of this method for years. NHTSA, GHSA and TRB produced reports DOT HS 811 597, 812 058 and 812 431 (spaces required). These reports showed that right foot pedal errors (pedal misapplication) occurs 40,000 times per day by drivers of all ages and gender but especially for women drivers, which they blamed for most of the crashes. But for some unknown reason which no one in charge wants to talk about, no more research has been done. One would have expected that instead of just continuing to blame female drivers they might have asked themselves two basic questions:
    1. Is it possible to develop a braking method that would be more suitable for female drivers (and male drivers if they would admit it), which would prevent these crashes?
    2. Do we actually have any scientific justification for teaching the right foot braking method?
    The answer to point one is YES and the answer to point 2 is NO!
    Turns out there is no scientific justification for teaching the right foot braking method which is too complicated and difficult to mentally retain with age, inefficient (poor reaction and stopping distances) and even more dangerous (susceptible to pedal misapplication) compared to the simpler, more efficient and safer left foot braking method. Deaths to date, 150,000 (19 every day!) pedestrians (in and out of buildings) and cyclists. This is not about which braking method is safer but why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods. Apparently ME TOO is not the only victim of a male systemic belief! ‘That’s the way it’s always been taught is not a scientific justification’!