Common Types of vehicle/automobile crashes and accidents. Most accidents and crashes are caused by driving errors, recklessness, distraction, or disregard of traffic laws. Some accidents are caused by safety system failure or defective parts on the vehicle. Individuals can suffer severe and/or permanent injuries, even death.
Types of Accident/Crashes
Single Vehicle Accident
This type of road, highway traffic accident where only one vehicle is involved. Most of these types of crashes are:
- Run-off-road collisions
- Collisions with fallen debris
- Collisions with animals
Side Impact/T-bone Collision
These accidents, also known as broadside or T-bone collisions, impact the side of one or more vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, these crashes and accidents often happen at:
- Busy intersections
- Parking lots
- When a vehicle runs a red light, and a driver that has the green light gets slammed.
- These types of collisions account for a quarter of passenger vehicle occupant deaths.
- Injuries from a side-impact collision can be severe but vary depending on where the vehicle was struck.
Rear-end collisions account for around a fourth of all collisions. These accidents and crashes happen because of:
- Driver inattention
- Distraction – Driver distraction has become a common factor in many rear-end crashes.
- Tailgating – When a driver tailgates, they reduce the reaction time to come to a safe stop.
- Panic stops
- Reduced wheel traction because of damaged roads/highways or dangerous road conditions caused by weather.
Head-on collisions are often fatal road and highway accidents and crashes. This can be caused by drivers not seeing or paying attention to:
- Wrong-way signs
- New construction
- Construction detour directions
- Street conditions
- Staying in the proper lane
- Impaired driving and going the wrong way have become common factors in head-on collisions.
These types of accidents and crashes can be complex and violent. Rollovers happen from:
- Drivers speeding, making sharp turns, cutting across lanes to exit
- Road conditions
- Vehicle dysfunctions like an accelerator that gets stuck, loss of brakes,
- Weather and environmental factors
- Impaired driving
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, research shows that around 85% of rollover-related fatalities result from a single-vehicle accident or crash.
When involved in a car crash or accident, the force of the collision can shift the spine and body’s joints out of alignment causing all types of injuries. Adjustments and realignment can help alleviate the pain and help heal the injury/s. Chiropractic treatment following a crash or accident is an important step that can benefit the body’s health.
Benefits of Dairy Intake
Packed Nutrient Profile
Dairy foods have an impressive nutrition label, and dairy is considered a healthy source of many essential nutrients.
- A cup of cow’s milk provides close to 8 grams of protein. This exceeds the protein content of most non-dairy milk alternatives.
- There are also essential micronutrients.
- Increasing dairy consumption can significantly improve under-consumed nutrients like:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
A glass of milk has seven of the eight nutrients considered essential for bone maintenance. This includes:
- Vitamin K
- Studies have found that milk and dairy intake increases bone formation and bone mineral content during childhood and adolescence.
- This means that the bones are stronger and are at less risk of fractures.
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Texas DOT: 2017 Crash Statistics
Texas DOT: Total and DUI Fatal and Injury Crashes Comparison
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