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What types of accidents are most deadly?

On Behalf of | Jul 30, 2022 | Car Accidents

To some extent, there will always be accidents on the road. There are elements to driving that can be challenging and unpredictable.

The National Safety council keeps statistics on car crash data across the country. They have examined different types of crashes and their outcomes to determine the most dangerous types.

These are the two most dangerous types of car accidents and what makes them deadly.

Car vs. Car

By far, when two vehicles collide, it is the most deadly. In 2020, over 40 percent of car accident deaths were in crashes with another vehicle.

Within the number of deadly crashes with other vehicles, the largest group of deaths were in accidents where the cars hit at an angle, with head-on collisions being a close second.

When one car collides with another, there are more potential victims. When those vehicles crash at an angle, it can be difficult for the safety mechanisms to work properly, and someone is more likely to experience a high amount of impact.

Vehicle vs. Fixed object

In 2020, over 12,000 people died in accidents where the vehicle hit a fixed object like a post or a tree. These types of accidents can be particularly dangerous since the car crashes into something that cannot absorb the motion by moving.

However, the number of fatalities tends to stay than the other category since there is only one potential set of victims.

When you lose a loved one to a fatal accident, it can be devastating to you and the other friends and family. Often, there are many details to losing a loved one that can be overwhelming.


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