The Collisions Most Likely to Happen

Collisions not only damage your car but they can cause injuries and even death to the people in the cars. You can only be so careful yourself; you can’t control everyone else on the road. It helps to know the most common types of collisions. Be aware of what’s most likely to happen and you’ll increase your chances to react if something goes wrong.

Rear-End Collisions

The most common collision that occurs is a rear-end collision. This is when the front end of one car crashes into the rear end of the car in front of it. It often happens at stoplights, stop signs or in the event of an unexpected occurrence—something veers into the road, the front driver slams on the brakes and the rear driver is unable to react quickly enough.

Side Impact Collisions

When one car runs headfirst into the side of another, it is a side impact collision, also known as a T-bone car accident. This often happens when people are making a turn and don’t check the road ahead. These aren’t as common as rear-end collisions, but they can cause significantly higher rates of injury than rear-end or head-on collisions.

Head-On Collisions

As humans tend to watch in front of them, these are the least common types of accidents. When the front ends of two vehicles hit each other, it’s called a head-on collision. These are the most lethal collisions with a lower rate of injury than side impact but a higher rate of fatalities. These often occur when one car is passing another without getting full clearance but can also happen due to driver inattention.