A rear-end car accident is one of the most common types of car accidents in the United States. Is it always the fault of the driver who rear-ended another vehicle? Idaho State Police reported a rear-end car accident that occurred last Thursday near Pocatello. An Idaho Falls man was driving northbound on I-15 behind a truck pulling a trailer. The truck began to slow for the traffic ahead. The Idaho Falls man failed to see the truck slowing and rear-ended the trailer. Traffic was blocked for about an hour while the accident was cleared. The Idaho Falls man was not wearing a seat belt and had to be transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for injuries.
In this case, it was the fault of the Idaho Falls man for not paying attention to the car ahead of him. He may also had been following too closely. There are some cases however where a rear-end accident is not the fault of the person who hit the back of another.
Determining Fault for a Rear-End Car Accident
When you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle you take on the responsibility to keep yourself and those around you safe. Failing to do so is referred to as negligence. There are many times while driving that traffic suddenly slows due to increase of vehicles or a hazard in the road. All drivers are expected to keep a safe driving distance from the car in front of them to prevent a rear-end car accident. Yet, there are scenarios which the driver who was rear-ended is at fault. For example:
- Brake lights are not working
- Car has a flat tire but the driver fails to pull over properly or turn on the hazard lights
- A driver brakes suddenly to turn
- The car in front suddenly reverses
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