Countless vehicles travel in Indiana on a daily basis. Although many of these trips are uneventful, car accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. These are some of the most common types of car crashes.
T-bones are some of the most deadly car accidents for more than one reason; they often occur at a higher rate of speed and can cause more severe injuries because the sides of passenger vehicles lack adequate buffering. These accidents usually occur because of reckless driving, speeding, distraction or driving under the influence.
Among the most common types of car accidents are rear-end collisions. They are usually the fault of the rear driver and happen when one vehicle rams another from behind. Tailgating, speeding, distracted driving and intoxication are common reasons why rear-end collisions occur. Drivers can avoid this type of accident by traveling a safe distance behind the vehicle ahead of them as it gives them ample time to slow down before stopping.
Head-on collisions usually occur when a driver travels down a road in the wrong direction and cannot avoid oncoming traffic. In some cases, they’re caused when a driver swerves into a lane to pass the vehicle in front without first ensuring that the other lane going in the opposite direction isn’t clear. Head-on collisions often result in fatalities.
Rollover accidents cause a vehicle to roll over onto its side or even roof. Usually affecting larger vehicles like SUVs and commercial trucks, these accidents happen when a vehicle makes too sharp a turn, brakes after traveling too quickly or veers out of control. People involved in rollovers are often killed.
Unfortunately, not all car accidents are avoidable. However, you can minimize your risk and stay safer by using common sense, remaining alert and staying sober whenever you need to drive.