What is a Sideswipe Accident?
A sideswipe accident happens when two vehicles traveling in the same direction make contact while driving alongside each other. Sideswipe accidents frequently occur in areas where two lanes merge, such as on-ramps to highways. They can cause damage to both vehicles and may result in injuries to the occupants.
Injuries That Occur in Sideswipe Accidents
Sideswipe accidents often result in severe injuries because the sides of cars are not designed with the same protection as the front and back. Bumpers absorb the force of a crash at the front and back of a vehicle, but there is little space between the side of a car and the driver or passenger.
These accidents also often result in secondary collisions as the vehicles involved may hit other cars, guardrails, concrete barriers, or road signs.
Those involved in a sideswipe accident can suffer the following injuries:
- Internal Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Back Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injuries
These injuries aren’t always readily apparent, so accident victims should always get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible.
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