Rear End Collision

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Definition of Rear End Collision

Rear end collisions are the most common types of car accidents in America. Rear-end collisions can occur when one vehicle fails to stop and runs into the back-end of the car in front of them. Rear-end collisions are generally the fault of the rear vehicle, due to the expectation that drivers must allow as must distance as is needed to avoid hitting the car in front of them if the front car suddenly stops. Exceptions may exist if a reckless driver changes lanes quickly and suddenly stops failing to allow the car behind them enough room to make a safe stop. Common causes of rear-end collisions can include tailgating (following a car too closely) or distraction (talking on the phone, eating while driving, texting or changing the radio station). Common car accident injuries caused by rear-end collisions can include whiplash, back injuries and broken bones.

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