In November of 2012, on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas, more than 80 people were injured and two people died in a car collision involving over 40 vehicles.
Car crashes are among the leading causes of death in the United States. Not all car crashes are the same, however, by a long shot. There are many different types of fatal car crashes and this is just one example. Here are some types of fatal crashes that you need to keep an eye out for and that, if you’re wary, you may be able to avoid.
Head-on collisions can occur under many different circumstances. You are at most risk of getting involved in one of these crashes when you are on a road that has no solid divider, such as a boulevard, median or other safety device. Watch out for vehicles that appear to be straying into your lane. This is particularly true in cases where you are approaching a blind corner and when people may be foolishly passing other vehicles close to it.
Multi car pileups are among the most potentially deadly car accidents in the world. These can be very difficult to avoid, as they often happen very quickly and drivers have few places to go. The best way to avoid these types of collisions is to keep at least two seconds of space between you and the car in front of you. This should allow you plenty of time to swerve, break or do whatever you have to do to get out of the way of the vehicles coming up behind you and to avoid hitting the car in front of you, should something happen.
Drunk drivers cause some classic types of car accidents. They cause rear end collisions when they stop suddenly in the middle of the street. They cause head-on collisions when they swerve across lanes. They cause T-bone collisions when they fly through intersections without stopping or slowing. The best way to avoid collisions with drunk drivers is to be particularly wary on weekend nights and other occasions when they may be out on the roads and to watch other drivers closely for signs that they may be drunk. These signs include slowing and stopping without reason, swerving, turning without signaling, driving without headlights on at night and other negligent actions.
If you are injured by negligent driver, contact a car accident attorney.