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What Is A Car Accident?

Car accidents are collisions between automobiles and other objects or other automobiles.  Car or traffic accidents can cause personal injury or death and property damage.  Every year car accidents in the U.S. alone cause tens of thousands of deaths, millions of injuries and hundreds of billions of dollars in property damage.

Nearly every one of us will be involved in at least one car accident within our lifetime.  State laws generally require that the driver(s) involved in a traffic accident report the accident to the police if anyone is injured or if there is property damage over a certain dollar amount.  All states require that automobile drivers carry a prescribed minimum amount of accident insurance to cover medical and property damage costs.

When involved in a car accident, immediately check yourself for injuries and others for injuries.  If there are serious injuries or more than minor property damage, medical help and the police should be summoned.  Automobiles involved in an accident are at risk of catching fire due to the possibility of leaking fuel and should be evacuated if at all possible.  Move to a location off the roadway to avoid being struck by another passing automobile. Try not to move any passenger complaining of back or neck injury.

Carjackers and worse have learned that they can get people out of their vehicle by creating a minor traffic accident.  If it appears that your car has been struck intentionally by another automobile, drive to a nearby well populated area such as a busy store parking lot before exiting the vehicle.  Police should be summoned immediately when there is a car accident.

 

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Washington Post What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates Washington Post Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug. The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Study Finds Correlation Between Legal Marijuana and More Car AccidentsThe Drive Car Accidents On The Rise In Legal States But Marijuana Isn39t The CulpritCivilized Study suggests link between legal weed and spike in car accidentsCW39 Western Journalism Insurance Institute for Highway Safety American Journal of Public Health Colorado Springs Gazette all 222 news articles raquo

Wilmington Woman Gets Prison Time For Staging Car Accidents WECTTV6
Wilmington woman gets prison time for staging car accidents WECT TV6 A Wilmington woman is headed to prison for her role in staging two car accidents in 2015 and filing false insurance claims. and more raquo

Suicide After Fatal River North Crash: AposHe Probably Couldnapost Live With ...
Chicago Tribune Suicide after fatal River North crash: 39He probably couldn39t live with himself39 Chicago Tribune The tragedy wasn39t over when the fire died down and responders found the body of Alejandra Damian in the wreckage of a car that crashed and exploded in River North early Monday. Hours later, in a home miles to the north, Chicago police found the driver and more raquo

Backtoback Car Accidents Lead To Motorcyclist Shot, Suspect On The FOX 29
FOX 29 Back to back car accidents lead to motorcyclist shot, suspect on the FOX 29 SAN ANTONIO Police were investigating a shooting and a nearby crash involving an 18 wheeler on the North Side on Monday afternoon.Police received a call Motorcyclist shot following chain reaction wrecks on NE SideKSAT San Antonio all 5 news articles raquo

Officials: Car Accidents Killed Nearly 1000 In Arizona Last Year AZCentral.com
AZCentral.com Officials: Car accidents killed nearly 1000 in Arizona last year AZCentral.com Arizona deaths resulting from car accidents rose to 962 people in 2016, marking a 7.3 percent increase from 2015, according to a report by the Arizona Department of Transportation. On average, one person was killed in a car accident every 9.11 hours in and more raquo

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