High speed car collisions are very common on the roads of the United States.
The faster the car goes, the less control he/she has over the car. The
damage that is caused by high speed car collisions is greater than that of low
speed car collisions because there is more kinetic energy gathered by a fast
moving object. With so much kinetic energy, the amount of force exerted during
impact is also greater than with low speed cars. This results to greater
High speed car collisions can cause different types of impact
between two or more cars.
?Frontal collision ?Mostly happens on high
speed roads like freeways, this type of collision is difficult to avoid and are
?Side collisions ?Mostly happens when vehicles pass multi
lanes on the road, crossing intersections, or when a car hits a stationary
?Rear end Collision ?Mostly happens when a vehicle suddenly stops
and the vehicle that is following has no time to avoid colliding with said
?Rollover ?Refers to when a car flips over. According to studies,
SUVs are more likely to rollover in an accident than any other
Because of the great force of impact during high sped car
collisions, most cars involved are totaled. Drivers and passengers can be
trapped inside or even under the car debris.
Serious harm can be
sustained by victims. Catastrophic injuries are not unheard of when it comes to
this type of accident.
Types of Catastrophic Accidents
Head Injuries ?20% of all Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBI cases are because of
car accidents Autel
. TBI are caused by severe impact to the head by a foreign
object that causes an open or closed wound.
?Paralysis ?44% of all
paralysis cases in the United States are caused by car collisions. Paralysis
refers to the loss of motor functions in a muscle or group of
?Amputation ?68.6% of cases of amputations are caused by trauma
which in turn can be caused by car collisions. Amputation refers to the loss of
a body part like fingers, toes and even arms and legs.
is not unheard of in high speed car collisions. Kinetic energy combined with
friction and ruptured gas tanks can equal explosions. Contrary to belief, it is
not the liquid gasoline that burns but the fumes.
With the advancement of
technologies come gadgets that can help curve the chances of high speed car
collisions have also come out.
Here are three devices that can help you
avoid car accidents:
?Proximity Monitors ?This device automatically
detects how close you are to the car you are following and adjusts your speed
?Ignition Interlock ?This device prevents you from driving
drunk by having you take a breathalyzer before the car ignition can work. If you
fail the breathalyzer, the car simply won抰 start.
?Drifting Monitors ?The
device monitors if the car is following the lane markers on the road Autel
. It sends off signals if the car starts to veer away from the traffic
lane without a turn signal.