Auto accidents in Oklahoma and across the nation typically involve contact from particular directions, all of which leave passengers in vulnerable positions. However, there are essentially three types of collisions. The primary three are head-on, rear-end, or sideways collisions. Side impacts are also often called T-bone collisions when one vehicle strikes directly into the side of another motorist. These are horrific accidents because there is literally no protection for passengers in most cases, and fatalities are very common. Additionally, those who survive commonly suffer very similar personal injuries.
Head-on collisions often happen at high speeds on open highways, which never bodes well for any passengers. This is especially true for drivers in the vehicles, as the accidents commonly involve driver-side head-first angled impact. For those involved in head-on MVA events, broken bones, head injuries, and neck injuries are the most common, including paralysis.
Many accidents occur when a vehicle stops in the road and the trailing vehicle does not have time to avoid impact. This results in rear-end collisions that can produce serious whiplash injuries for any passengers, and other more serious injuries to those in the back seat of the frontal car or front seat of the rear vehicle.
There are effectively two types of side collision accidents. One type is the side-swipe impact that typically occurs due to secondary hits after the initial impact. These accidents can also toss the passengers around in the vehicle, or even eject those not wearing a seat restraint. The other type is a T-bone collision where one vehicle strikes the other straight into the side, causing catastrophic MVA injuries if not death.
Regardless of the type of accident, high-speed accidents commonly produce serious injuries that could have financial consequences. Avoiding collisions through safe driving practices is critical to your well-being.