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What Is A Car Accident?

Car accidents are collisions between automobiles and other objects or other automobiles.  Car or traffic accidents can cause personal injury or death and property damage.  Every year car accidents in the U.S. alone cause tens of thousands of deaths, millions of injuries and hundreds of billions of dollars in property damage.

Nearly every one of us will be involved in at least one car accident within our lifetime.  State laws generally require that the driver(s) involved in a traffic accident report the accident to the police if anyone is injured or if there is property damage over a certain dollar amount.  All states require that automobile drivers carry a prescribed minimum amount of accident insurance to cover medical and property damage costs.

When involved in a car accident, immediately check yourself for injuries and others for injuries.  If there are serious injuries or more than minor property damage, medical help and the police should be summoned.  Automobiles involved in an accident are at risk of catching fire due to the possibility of leaking fuel and should be evacuated if at all possible.  Move to a location off the roadway to avoid being struck by another passing automobile. Try not to move any passenger complaining of back or neck injury.

Carjackers and worse have learned that they can get people out of their vehicle by creating a minor traffic accident.  If it appears that your car has been struck intentionally by another automobile, drive to a nearby well populated area such as a busy store parking lot before exiting the vehicle.  Police should be summoned immediately when there is a car accident.


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FOX 29 Back to back car accidents lead to motorcyclist shot, suspect on the FOX 29 SAN ANTONIO Police were investigating a shooting and a nearby crash involving an 18 wheeler on the North Side on Monday afternoon.Police received a call Motorcyclist shot following chain reaction wrecks on NE SideKSAT San Antonio all 5 news articles raquo

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Charleston Gazette Mail subscription What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates Charleston Gazette Mail subscription Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug. The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Study Finds Correlation Between Legal Marijuana and More Car AccidentsThe Drive Car Accidents On The Rise In Legal States But Marijuana Isn39t The CulpritCivilized Auto crashes are on the rise in marijuana statesCNBC CW39 Western Journalism TWC News Insurance Institute for Highway Safety all 222 news articles raquo

Officials: Car Accidents Killed Nearly 1000 In Arizona Last Year Officials: Car accidents killed nearly 1000 in Arizona last year Arizona deaths resulting from car accidents rose to 962 people in 2016, marking a 7.3 percent increase from 2015, according to a report by the Arizona Department of Transportation. On average, one person was killed in a car accident every 9.11 hours in and more raquo

Car Accidents Have Increased During I69 Construction Delays Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis Star Car accidents have increased during I 69 construction delays Indianapolis Star The two year construction delay on I 69 isn39t just causing traffic headaches it39s costing Hoosiers money and putting lives at risk. Crashes on the portion of the highway being built between Bloomington and Martinsville have risen nearly 48 percent More Car Accidents During I 69 Construction in IndianaU.S. News World Report Car accidents spike during I 69 constructionGreensburg Daily News all 20 news articles raquo

Chicago Cops Hurt In 3 Unrelated Weekend Car Crashes Chicago Cops Hurt In 3 Unrelated Weekend Car Crashes CHICAGO, IL Seven Chicago police officers were injured in three unrelated car accidents on the West and South sides of the city over the weekend, including a hit and run case, according to reports. Two other people also were hurt in the incidents and more raquo

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