Of the ways you can get hurt, one of the most common is a car crash. There are dozens of reasons why car crashes could happen. Of the factors that play a role in crashes, distractions are among the most serious. They often lead to rear-end collisions, much like this one.
Serious collisions can occur when a driver isn’t paying attention or when a vehicle fails to stop in a timely manner. Take, for example, a case out of Nebraska in which a driver rear-ended another vehicle.
Both vehicles were traveling on Highway 10’s northbound lanes when the vehicle in the front slowed down to make a turn off the highway. That’s when the rear vehicle hit the front vehicle, resulting in three people suffering from injuries. The authorities at the scene reported that the injuries suffered by the occupants were not life-threatening.
In a crash like this one, it’s possible that the rear vehicle may have been traveling too quickly. There is also a chance that the vehicle had mechanical problems and could not brake appropriately. There may even be a chance that the driver was distracted and looking away from the road.
If you’re rear-ended on a highway, remember that you have rights. Drivers who are sharing the roadways should always be taking steps to look out for one another and to prevent accidents. If a driver is distracted, they greatly increase the risk of a collision and serious injuries or deaths as a result. As a victim, you have the right to pursue your legal options if you’re involved in a collision resulting in injuries.