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  • Car Accident

    Cars are one of the most preferred and luxurious modes of land transport. However, people are often prone to have car accidents on the road. Car accidents don’t just damage the car but can also lead to serious injuries and even fatality. According to statistics, over 37,000 people die every year in the US due to car crashes. Some of the major reasons for car accidents are over speeding, distracted driving, ignoring traffic rules, drunk driving, and mistakes in judgement while driving. On rare occasions, weather conditions such as snowstorms, incessant rainfalls, or fog can affect the visibility of the driver, leading car mishaps.

    Car Safety Features

    After analyzing various car crashes, the automotive industry has put forth some preventive measures in the design of the car that could save lives in the event of an accident. Seatbelts are the most common safety feature found in the design of every car. They protect passengers from being hurled out of the car in the event of a collision. But sadly, many drivers die as they ignore the importance of wearing a seatbelt. Another safety feature in cars is the airbag that opens out when an accident occurs. The purpose of the airbag is to cushion the impact of the passenger being thrusted into the interiors of the car. It helps in minimizing the injuries to the passengers. Another basic safety feature are the rearview mirrors on the sides as well as the center of the car. These mirrors show the vehicles behind the car and make them appear closer than they actually are. These help the driver with their driving judgement. Unlike seatbelts and airbags that protect passengers during a car accident, rear view mirrors help in preventing accidents from happening in the first place.

    To learn more about car accidents and how to avoid them, check out our list of essays and research papers on car accidents and various preventive measures on can take to avoid accidents on the road:

  • Personal Narrative- Car Accident

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    Personal Narrative- Car Accident Disappointment, disbelief and fear filled my mind as I lye on my side, sandwiched between the cold, soft dirt and the hot, slick metal of the car. The weight of the car pressed down on the lower half of my body with monster force. It did not hurt, my body was numb. All I could feel was the car hood's mass stamping my body father and farther into the ground. My lungs felt pinched shut and air would neither enter nor escape them. My mind was buzzing. What had just

  • inertia and car accidents

    617 Words  | 3 Pages

    Exp # 1 Title: Inertia and Car accidents. Aim: To find out how inertia plays a part in accidents. Materials: 1.     Wooden ramp, approx 1.5m long and 30cm wide. 2.     Bricks or wooden blocks 3.     2 dynamics, trolleys or toy cars 4.     Plasticine 5.     metre rule Method: 1.     Two plasticine dummies weighing 20g each were made and placed on the trolleys. 2.     Trolley B was placed 30-40cm in front of the ramp. 3.     Trolley A was placed 100cm from the end of the ramp. Directly in line

  • The Causes of Car Accidents

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    times; anybody inside, including the driver, would be dead. That would be a fatal car crash. In the year of 2012, over thirty five thousand people in America were killed by car crashes. Car accidents have many reasons for their appearance, but the causes are rarely avoided. Distractions while driving may be one of the most common forms of driver negligence, but it actually results in the least amount of fatal accidents (excluding texting while driving). Distractions on the road can occur in many forms;

  • Personal Narrative- Nearly Fatal Car Accident

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    was looking at an angel. The man spoke, "Logan, do you know what has happened to you?" "Wha, huh, I. .ooo..what." "Logan, do you know that you were in a very serious car accident?" "Yeah, I mean I think so. I thought it was all a dream." "You are a very lucky person. Many people would never survive such an accident. Not having anything more than a bad concussion is a miracle." "What day is it? Where are my parents?" "Just lay there calmly and I will go get them."

  • Personal Narrative- The Fatal Car Accident

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    Personal Narrative- The Fatal Car Accident I always hear those old sayings. In the course of one day I can hear them about everything from retraining old dogs to getting up early. I think they make sense and I even ponder on some of them, but I never really thought one might mean as much to me, or become as realistic as it has become in my life. The clichés about telling those you love, how you feel, before it is too late and the ones about living every day like it is your last have an all new

  • The Liability Of A Car Accident

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    On December 12th 2012, round 5.40pm, my client, Mrs J. Smith, was involved in a car accident, which has caused her to be off work since the accident due to a broken back and several major surgeries. The accident was caused by the negligence of your client, Mr J. Sherwood, who was reported, by Mrs Smith, to be driving while ‘texting on his phone’, which led to him to crash into her car, as he did not spot at the red lights. In the previous letter I had sent, I stated what the liability requirement

  • Analysis Of A Car Accident

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    Imagine being a paramedic and you just arrived on the scene of a car accident. The car accident involved a man, whose car was driven off the bridge and into a river. The male driver was unable to get out of the car and ended up drowning. On your initial examination of the man’s body, you determined he did not die immediately but attempted to escape the car. Soon his family arrived on site and the man, whom drowned, his wife approaches you, upset and asks you, “If her husband was killed instantly

  • The Effects Of Car Accidents

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    Being in a car crash isn’t an experience you want to go through. Accidents often happen, they don’t happen by choice most of the time. Thousands of people die each year due to car crashes. Accidents are caused by multiple reasons most of which drivers are responsible for. From simple distractions like the phone to people driving under the influence accidents occur. Today I will describe events that happened to me that made me feel thankful for being alive. The one car crash that I was a part of that

  • Car Accident Case Study

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    Car accidents are quite common in Chester, SC. Sometimes, these accidents are minor fender benders but in other cases, they can be serious and cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Car accidents involve people of all ages and genders and can occur at any time. The question is: if you are in a car accident, which party will pay for the damages that are incurred? The first thing to understand about South Carolina's accident system is that it is a ‘fault’ system. This means that the person who