According to the World Health Organization, an estimate of 1.2 million people worldwide are killed in motor vehicle accidents, and about 50 million people around the world suffer from car accident related personal injuries each year. When something this fatal happens as often as it does, it is extremely important to stay safe on the road. In order to stay protected while on the road, it is best to know what the most common types of car accidents in Rhode Island are.
- Rear-End Car Crashes
Rear end car accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents in Rhode Island. A rear-end car crash usually occurs because one driver was following too closely, or tailgating the front car, and could not stop in time when the front car braked.
- Head-On Car Collisions
Head-on car accidents often leave everyone involved in the accident with serious personal injuries due to the impact of the crash. This type of accident occurs when two vehicles slam head-first into each other, mainly because of wrong-way drivers or drivers swerve into oncoming traffic.
- Rollover Car Accidents
Rollover car accidents are not like other types of car accidents. This type of accident can occur even when one vehicle is involved, without any kind of normal “crash” happen at all. The damages are almost always substantial, also. Rollover accidents can happen for many reasons, including: driving a vehicle with a high center or gravity, suddenly turning the wheel, poor road conditions, or any hazard and obstruction in the road.
- Side-Impact Collisions
These types of car accidents are more commonly known as “T-bone accidents.” Usually, this type of crash will occur near intersections. When one driver runs a red light or fails to yield and hits another car, the crash will create a perpendicular angle, forming a “T” shape.
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