Every 17 seconds, a rear-end collision occurs in the U.S, and, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these are the most common occurring types of motor vehicle accidents.
Important facts about rear-end collisions:
- One in every three traffic accidents in the U.S. is a rear-end collision.
- One unreported rear-end collision occurs in the U.S. about every 9 seconds.
- In about three out of every four rear-end collisions, vehicles were traveling at 10mph or less prior to the collision.
- Younger motorists are most often those responsible for causing rear-end collisions.
- More than 80 percent of rear-end collisions involve driver negligence.
- Rear-end collisions often happen at intersections or other areas where a complicated set of driving conditions are constantly changing.
While these crashes commonly result in property damage, in most severe collisions, people can end up sustaining major and potentially catastrophic injuries.
Rear-end collisions can simply be avoided by keeping your eye on the road, especially during light changes and traffic situations. In addition, texting and driving is one major cause for rear-end collisions, so wait until you reach your destination to reply to that text message. Don’t let these accidents ruin your day, take precautions measures on the road. If you find yourself in this situation, call the police to file a report right away. Contact Parvey & Cavenago to receive the compensation you deserve, especially for personal injuries.