Idaho State Police reported a fatal rear-end motorcycle accident near Victor in Teton County. Officials say the motorcyclist failed to see the pickup truck in front of him slow to make a left-hand turn. Unfortunately, the motorcycle crashed into the back of the pickup and was ejected from the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was reported dead at the scene of the accident. The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. It was also reported that the driver was not wearing a helmet but the passenger was. A northbound lane was blocked for about five hours while crews worked to clear the motorcycle accident.
What Percentage of Accidents are Rear-end Collisions?
Rear-end collisions are actually the most common type of auto accident in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reports out of the 6 million car accident that occurs each year on U.S. roads, over 40 percent (2.5 million) are rear-ended collisions. On average, every 8 seconds another rear-end collisions occur.
Most Common Causes of Rear-end Collisions
Many rear-end collisions occur when a vehicle slows suddenly for reasons such as the speed limit decreases or the driver is slowing in preparation to turn. Impatient drivers will often drive aggressively to pass a slow-moving vehicle. The following actions are some of the most common causes of rear-end collisions.
- Texting while driving
- The driver is distracted by a phone call, eating, the radio, etc.
- Driving tired
- Failure to follow the rules of the road
- Operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Negligent driving at a stop light, in a parking lot or on a highway ramp
Injuries from Rear-end Collisions
Injuries sustained by a rear-end collisions are often determined by the direction the vehicle was hit, where you are in the car and the force of impact. These elements also affect the settlement amount the injury victim could receive from a lawsuit. If you are wondering if your rear-end collisions would make a good claim, call our experienced personal injury attorneys now for a free consolation at (208) 232-7274.
The following are some common injuries incurred from a rear-end collisions.
- Soft tissue injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Ankle and/or knee damage caused by bracing for impact
- Facial and/or head injuries from airbag deployment
More severe injuries from a rear-end collision include the following.
- Head injuries
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage in the back or legs
- Blunt-force trauma
Sometimes symptoms do not appear until a few days after the accident. It is always a good idea to be examined by a medical professional following a car accident, motorcycle accident or semi truck accident. Medical records could also greatly help your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering as well as lost wages, property damages, and medical bills. Call our law office now to get started on your case. Call (208) 232-7274.
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