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What are the different types of car accidents?

On Behalf of | May 23, 2023 | Car Accidents

Car accidents often happen to Arizona residents when they least expect them. There are different types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur, and each type affects the driver and passengers differently.

Rear-end accidents

Rear-end collisions are among the most common motor vehicle accidents. They occur when one vehicle is stopped or traveling at a normal speed, and the vehicle directly them behind hits them. These types of car accidents are usually the rear driver’s fault, but there may be certain situations when the front driver is responsible, such as if they were driving erratically or stopped suddenly for no reason. Usually, they happen when the rear driver is distracted or speeding.

T-bone accidents

T-bone accidents occur when one vehicle hits the other on its side. These are some of the most dangerous car accidents because not all vehicles have safety features on their sides. The occupants of the car that’s hit can suffer severe injuries compared with those involved in other types of motor vehicle accidents.

Head-on collisions

Head-on collisions see two vehicles hitting each other from the front. These accidents usually happen when one vehicle is traveling the wrong way down a road or has crossed the center line. They are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or even death.


Rollover accidents are one of the deadliest types of collisions. Larger vehicles like SUVs are more likely to experience this type of accident because of their higher center of gravity. When a rollover occurs, the occupants can suffer severe, disabling injuries or even be killed.

Multiple vehicle collisions

Sometimes, multiple vehicles get into an accident. This usually happens when a vehicle spins out and hits another or a guardrail and rebounds, leading to another collision. Some weather conditions are more likely to lead to a multiple-vehicle accident.

Not all accidents are preventable, but you can minimize your risk by remaining alert and responsible while driving.