Blind Spot Car Accidents: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)
December 23, 2014
Picking up where Blind Spot Car Accidents: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1) left off, here, we will continue pointing out some important info to be aware of regarding these collisions.
Fact 3 – In the most serious cases, blind spot car accidents have deadly results.
Tragically, about 300 people die in blind spot car accidents every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, blind spot car accidents are more likely to have fatal impacts if or when the following may be at play in a given collision:
- A larger vehicle collides with a motorcycle rider, bicyclists and/or pedestrian.
- The collision happens at higher speeds.
- A blind spot car accident ends up causing rollovers and/or the ejection of vehicle occupants.
What is also tragic is the fact that, even when not deadly, blind spot car accidents can have devastating consequences. For instance, it’s possible for blind spot car accidents to cause irreversible injuries that can negatively impact people’s quality of life – for the rest of their lives. Examples of such permanent, catastrophic injuries that can be caused by serious blind spot car accidents include (but are by no means limited to):
- Head and brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of limbs.
Fact 4 – Blind spot car accidents are often – if not entirely – preventable.
What may possibly be just as tragic as the outcomes of blind spot car accidents is knowing the fact that many – if not nearly all of them – could have been prevented if others had been more diligent, careful, attentive and/or responsible. In particular, the following are just some of the ways that blind spot car accidents may be preventable:
- Motorists being more diligent and responsible about checking their mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes, making certain turns, etc.
- Motorists being aware of and yielding to the appropriate rights-of-way
- Motorists not drinking and driving or texting and driving (as such impairment or distraction can needlessly increase the risk of blind spot car accidents)
- Pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists doing their best to stay out of other motorists’ blind spots and never assuming that drivers can see them.
Don’t miss the conclusion to this blog series for some more important information about blind spot car accidents.
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