Car accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, but did you know that they're more common close to home? One of the reasons for this is because people become more relaxed as they approach home, so they make mistakes and don't pay as much attention as they should. They might even speed up, hoping that they'll get home sooner.
Rear-end crashes can be quite serious depending on how they happen. When one car hits the rear of another, there's the potential for the airbags to deploy. There could be crushing injuries or other injuries from the impact, too. Anyone who wasn't wearing a seat belt might be thrown or hit a window, the dashboard or windshield, suffering serious injuries.
Car accidents have the potential to cause injuries that take time to appear. Even a seemingly low-impact crash can result in injuries that cause a victim pain and suffering for many weeks or months following the collision.
In dangerous weather conditions, it can be difficult for large trucks to stop. That was part of what caused a serious crash on Highway 15 in Nebraska. A car vs. semi accident resulted in one person being life-flighted to Bryan Hospital.
A woman from Kearney is facing felony motor vehicle homicide charges for her role in a collision that killed three and injured herself and one other passenger. The crash, which took place in October 2018, occurred when the woman ran a stop sign and hit an eastbound vehicle on Highway 30 and Road 447 near Overton.
As people get out of their teens and become adults, they typically become better drivers. Generally speaking, a 35-year-old is a safer driver than a 16-year-old. Some of it is experience. Some is impulse control.
When a winter snowstorm hits, you expect the roads to get more dangerous. You expect accidents and fatalities to increase. After all, driving in snow, ice and slush simply makes the roads more hazardous and reduces control.
Imagine that the car ahead of you can't seem to stay in the right lane. It weaves over the center line, nearly drives off of the shoulder, and keeps drastically changing speeds. When you get to a stoplight, the driver stops well before it, then does not start driving right away when it turns green.
Driving at night really does put you in more danger. You don't see hazards as clearly. You may be around more drunk drivers and drowsy drivers. Your reaction times suffer. Young drivers, in particular, tend to simply feel more nervous and uncomfortable because they are not used to driving in the dark, and it can lead to car accidents.
This time of year brings out new hazards on the roadways. Some of these hazards are obvious, while others are not.