A common misconception is that rear-end collisions are minor and do not cause much harm to the people involved.
Technological advancements have made our life much simpler – everything from communications to social networking. Technology has also made automobiles much safer. In spite of this, every year thousands of people get injured and killed in traffic accidents. There are many different types of car accidents; the most common type of car accidents are rear-end collisions.
According to statistics, almost 50 percent of all car accidents reported involve one car colliding with the rear-end of another vehicle. There is a common misconception that rear-end collisions are minor and do not cause much harm to the people involved. However, rear-end collisions can cause significant damage.
Causes of Rear-End Collisions
While some rear-end collisions are minor and may not cause any significant injuries, there are cases in which people have suffered serious and even fatal injuries. Causes of rear-end collisions include:
Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collisions
Whiplash is the most common injury caused by rear-end collisions, causing considerable pain and discomfort to the victim. The victim may require extensive medical treatment and time off from work to recover from the injury.
How to Avoid a Rear-End Collision
Rear-end collisions are common on Chicago roads. To avoid rear-end collisions:
- drive at an appropriate speed
- leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front
- follow all traffic signals
- watch out for agggressive drivers
- avoid tailgating
- avoid all distractions