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Many ways that a driver can become distracted

Car accidents, no matter the circumstances, are always going to be frustrating for the people involved. They will always leave people feeling upset, and in many cases the victims of the accident will suffer terrible injuries. Now if you get into the specifics of the wreck, there can be some truly angering details that leave the people involved questioning everything. A driver may have been drunk or intoxicated in some way. A driver may have been operating his or her vehicle in an illegal or unsafe way. Or a driver may have simply not been paying attention.

6 vehicles involved, 9 people injured in chain reaction crash

A portion of Interstate 75 in Marietta, Georgia was blocked yesterday after a terrible chain reaction crash that involved six vehicles. The wreck started when a car hit a semi truck, which then triggered a collision that involved four other vehicles. The first car was trying to change lanes when it hit the truck. This is one of the common reasons why many truck accidents occur: other vehicles turn in front of them in a dangerous way, or that the merge doesn't give the truck driver enough time to react.

Fatal crash at turn kills 18-year-old

A usual drive turned into a tragic incident after an 18-year-old homecoming queen was killed in a crash with a tractor trailer in Dawson County. The wreck occurred early Monday morning about a mile away from the 18-year-old's high school. She was navigating a turn in the road when she over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle she was driving. This caused her vehicle to veer into the oncoming lanes, ultimately leading to a head-on crash with the tractor trailer.

Analysis of motorcycle accidents in Canada paints ugly picture

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has released a new analysis of motor vehicle accidents that makes it clear how dangerous it is out on the road for motorcyclists compared to drivers of conventional automobiles. Even though the data is from Canada, the results are likely very comparable to the roads here in the United States. In any case, the information is very interesting.

What are some common causes of car accidents?

The question posed in the title may seem like a no-brainer, and that's because car accident are ubiquitous and easily written off as being caused by "human error." However, there are some very specific causes to car accidents that were identified by a 2008 study by researchers at the University of Michigan. They looked at 6,950 crashes to try to figure out why these wrecks happen.

New device could let police view cellphone texting data

One question that has perplexed many people about texting while driving laws is: how do you prove that someone was using their cell phone while they were driving? This may seem like a question with an obvious answer. You just check the phone! However, it is not that simple. The police can't grab a person's phone and look through their texts without violating their right to privacy, and their rights as a suspect. They must get a warrant for that.

Traffic accident deaths are trending in the wrong direction

One of the great things about looking at data and studying facts and statistics is that your can learn from past mistakes, discover trends, and address concerns based on the information at hand. From 2014 to 2015, traffic accident fatalities went up 8.4 percent, and that was the largest year-over-year increase in traffic accident fatalities in the United States since 1963-1964. And now, from 2015 to 2016, we saw another significant increase in the number of traffic fatalities.

People injured in Atlanta hit and run accident

Car accidents happen all the time, but some are more infuriating -- and legally dubious -- than others. There are many examples of these "infuriating and dubious" accidents: drunk driving accidents, speeding accidents, crashes that involve drivers that are using their cell phones, and fatigued drivers are all examples of accidents that are infuriating and also leave the at-fault driver in a legally vulnerable position. And rightfully so.

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