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Rear-End Collision Accidents

Car accidents fall into several major categories (whose names are self-explanatory):

* Rear-end collisions
* Rollovers
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Head-on collisions
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Single-car accidents
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Pile-ups
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Railroad crossing accidents

A Rear-end collision (often called simply rear-end) is a traffic accident where a vehicle (usually an automobile or a truck) impacts the vehicle in front of it, so called because it thus hits its rear.

Typical scenarios for rear-ends are i) a sudden deceleration by the first car (for example, to avoid someone crossing the street), ii) the following car that does not have the time to brake and impacts the first and iii) at a road junction the following car accelerates more rapidly than the leading.

In rear-ends, mechanical damage is equally shared by the two vehicles if they have identical plasticity and mass. Injuries to the occupants are usually much worse for the impacted vehicle, because occupants of the following vehicle often anticipate the imminent impact and take automatic measures.

As a rule of thumb, impacting into another car is equivalent to impacting into a rigid surface (like a wall) at half of the speed. This means that rear-ending a still car while going at 30 mph is equivalent, in terms of forces, to impacting a wall at 15 mph. The same is true for the impacted vehicle.

A typical medical consequence of rear-ends, even in case of collisions at moderate speed, is whiplash.

For purposes of insurance and policing, in a rear-end collision the driver of the car that rear-ends the other car is almost always considered to be at fault.

 

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Lady Lake Woman Arrested On DUI Charge After Rearend Collision In The Village...
Villages News Lady Lake woman arrested on DUI charge after rear end collision in The Villages Villages News A Lady Lake woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after a rear end collision in The Villages. Shawna Danielle Sexton, 25, had been at the wheel of a 2017 Chevy Cruze shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday traveling eastbound on La Grande

Police Officer Injured In Rearend Collision NJ.com
NJ.com Police officer injured in rear end collision NJ.com A Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, police officer suffered minor injuries after a motorist struck the rear of his patrol car early Sunday. Officer Ryan Brady was driving his marked car on County Route 552/Mays Landing Millville Road, shortly after 5 and more raquo

Rearend Collision Led To School Bus Crash, Cops Say Lehighvalleylive.com
lehighvalleylive.com Rear end collision led to school bus crash, cops say lehighvalleylive.com A rear end collision resulting from traffic stopping for a school bus led to a four vehicle crash involving the bus Wednesday morning outside Phillipsburg, police said. There were no students on board, and the only injury was to a driver in one of the and more raquo

Park Police Shooting Victim Was Rearended By Another Car At Start Of Incident...
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