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What types of car accidents happen most often?

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2023 | Auto Accident

Car accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Some situations are more common than others.

While it may not be obvious why these accidents happen the most, it can be helpful to educate yourself about the risks they pose. Knowing what types of accidents may be more common allows you to be more aware when on the road.

Single-vehicle accidents

Surprisingly, one of the more common accidents involves just one car. These incidents often happen due to bad weather conditions when visibility is low or roads are slippery and the driver loses control. Another common scenario is when a driver falls asleep behind the wheel. Lastly, these accidents occur all the time when a driver is impaired or distracted.

Intersection crashes

Intersections are one of the most dangerous areas on the roadway. Any time one vehicle must cross into the path of another, there is an increased chance of an accident. Intersections can be especially dangerous if one vehicle does not follow signs or signals. They are also riskier if the intersection lacks signals, especially a left-turn signal.

Rear-impact collisions

Rear-end accidents are a product of not paying attention. Whether it is the car in front that slams on the brakes or the car behind not reacting in time or not having enough room to react, these accidents are almost always preventable. The best way to avoid them is to increase the space between you and the vehicle in front of you.

These three types of auto accidents happen on roads daily. Many times, they are all avoidable by being more alert and ensuring your drive according to the weather and traffic conditions.