4 of The Most Dangerous Types of Car Accidents
One fateful evening, Rob celebrated his birthday with close friends, including his girlfriend. He had numerous rounds of hard liquor and drugs with his friends in their 20s. Rob decided to drive his girlfriend home. While on the road, the two got into a heated argument. Rob was so pissed off that he propelled his Ferrari Enzo at 70 miles per hour.
It was too late when he swerved into the opposite lane with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. His car collided squarely with the other car. It was a fatal head-on collision. Rob and his girlfriend never saw the light of day again. And neither did the other driver.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the types of risky driving are the following:
- Drunk Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Drug-Impaired Driving
- Excessive Speeding
- Failure to buckle up with a seat belt
In other words, it only takes seconds to lose focus and face the brink of death. Below, we list down the four most dangerous types of car accidents and what you can do to avoid them.
The 4 Most Dangerous Types of Car Accidents
Those who figure in a car accident would be lucky to only get injured. This is because in many cases, a car accident victim can lead in long-term injuries and even death. Here are the four vehicular accidents you should try to avoid at all costs.
No car accident can be more fatal than a head-on collision. This happens when the front ends of two vehicles collide squarely at high speed. The impact is so tremendous that the drivers have little or no time to switch to a defensive mode. It throws the occupants to the front, and shreds of broken windshields are likely to cut them into pieces. Both cars tend to spin around each other rapidly, hurling the occupants in different directions.
Most head-on collisions occur on freeways and highways when the legal speed is higher. When either car travels 70 miles per hour, grave injuries or even death are inevitable. Other factors that lead to such a devastating collision are poor visibility, inclement weather, alcohol, drugs, and distracted driving. Numerous distractions like texting while driving, mobile browsing, picking up something, or getting into a heated argument should be avoided while on the road.
Although statistics show that only 2% of car accidents are head-on collisions, what is alarming is that they account for 10% of fatalities. If the victims survive the crash, the injuries sustained may include brain, spinal, and organ injuries, broken bones, and even lifetime paralysis.
Pile Up Crash
A pileup crash is a classic example of multiple cars colliding and forming a pileup. It happens when cars traveling at a high speed bump the rear end of the front car. The initial impact propels the car in front to the rear of the third vehicle. Also, the cars cruising behind them fail to slow down and thus cause multiple collisions. The impact is always of the rear-end variety. The common causes of a pileup crash are :
- Mechanical issues like faulty brakes, bad tires, or acceleration problems
- Excessive speed or a bad practice of not keeping a safe distance
- Bad weather conditions like heavy rain, fog, or snow may contribute to zero visibility.
Like the head-on collision, a pileup crash often occurs on freeways or highways.
Whose fault is it when hit from the rear end? In a rear-end collision, the driver at the back is automatically at fault. But in the case of multiple impacts, more than one driver may be responsible for the mishap.
Roll-over Car Accident
A rollover car accident happens when a vehicle loses control, swerves on its side, and rolls. Reckless driving may cause other cars to turn turtle. An erratic lane switch by an offensive driver may force the car to swerve suddenly. Aggressive driving due to impatience or road rage also places other cars in peril.
The victims of a rollover car accident greatly suffer injuries like neck and spinal injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and internal bleeding. Others may die on the spot.
T-Bone Car Accident
A T-Bone accident occurs when a car is hit on the side, forming a T impact. The usual venue is at the intersection, as when a driver ignores the red traffic light and continues driving as another driver traverses the road.
Another venue is the parking lot. A driver backs out of his parking space when another car suddenly appears from nowhere and strikes from the side.
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