24 Oct Most Common Types of Auto Collisions
Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, with an additional 20-50 million becoming injured or disabled (Association For Safe International Travel). Auto collisions can happen to anyone at anytime, simply by being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Amongst the millions of collisions that occur each year, there are some types of crashes that happen more frequently than others. By being aware of these commonly occurring collisions, you can be more aware and prepared on the road.
Getting “rear-ended” is one of the most common types of auto collisions. This type of collision is generally a result of distracted driving, but also results from impaired drivers being behind the wheel that should not be. These types of collisions are frequent in heavy start-to-stop traffic, whether than be on an interstate or at a stop light. They do not have high fatality rates, but the injuries sustained by passengers can be serious.
Intersection collisions, also referred to as T-bone collisions, are also very common. These occur when two cars are going in separate directions, and are a result of one driver running a red light, going through a stop sign, or misjudging a turn into oncoming traffic. These types of collisions are one of the most deadly, along with head on collisions, because they take place at high speeds in continuous oncoming traffic.
Single Vehicle Collisions
Single vehicle collisions are more frequent than most expect. This type of collision is a direct result of the driver being distracted or under the influence of some kind. Sometimes, weather is a factor, but more often than not weather is ruled out as a factor. Single vehicle collisions are very common among young drivers who are distracted by cellphones. Often occurring at high speeds, these types of collisions can be fatal as well.