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What are some common kinds of car crashes?

As someone who drives regularly, it's smart for you to know the kinds of accidents that you should look out for. By being aware of the kinds of accidents there are, you can be prepared to watch out for the kinds of mistakes that lead to them.

Common types of auto accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Front-end collisions
  • T-bone accidents
  • Side-swipe accidents

Each of these can result in injuries, but people are more likely to suffer severe injuries when hit head-on or from the side. In those incidents, there is more direct force aimed at the occupants, which can lead to more serious injuries.

What should you watch out for to prevent these crashes?

There are a few signs that each one of these kinds of accidents might happen, and there are a few places where they're more common. For example, a head-on collision might be more likely when a vehicle crosses the centerline, and there is no barrier, whereas a rear-end collision is more likely in slow or congested traffic or at stop signs or stop lights.

T-bone accidents and side-swipe accidents are more common in intersections, though they can happen when people pull out from side streets or driveways, too.

To avoid crashes like these, it's a good idea to look around and see where the other vehicles are. If there is oncoming traffic, look to see if anyone is crossing the centerline or moving side to side in the lane. If you're coming up to a stop sign, slow down over time to prevent the person behind you from slamming on their brakes.

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