What can cause a rollover accident?

What can cause a rollover accident?

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2023 | Car Accidents

All car accidents are traumatic, but one of the most dangerous is a rollover accident. New York residents who experience these collisions often suffer severe injuries that may last a long time or even be permanent. These are the causes of rollover accidents.

Reckless driving

One of the biggest causes of rollover accidents is reckless driving. If a driver is irresponsible, taking risks while on the road, it increases their danger to themselves and others. Disregarding traffic laws, signs and signals, speeding, erratic braking and turning or drag racing can lead to a rollover accident. When drivers engage in such risky behavior, they have less control over their vehicles and can easily lose traction with the road.

Driver error

A variety of driver errors can cause rollover car accidents. Distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fatigued driving or even suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel are examples of these situations. In any of these scenarios, the driver can quickly lose control of their driving ability, strike an object and flip the vehicle over. The force of the impact forward can cause the car to roll onto its roof or side.

Multi-vehicle accidents

Another common way that rollover accidents can occur is when multiple vehicles are involved in a crash. Although many involve only one vehicle, multi-vehicle accidents can cause one or more vehicles to roll onto their roof or side. For example, if a car is struck by more than one other vehicle at the same time, the sheer force of the impact could cause it to hit a guardrail or some other object, leading to a rollover.

Rollover accidents are among the most deadly. Remaining alert at all times while driving may help you prevent getting into such an accident.

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