23 Mar Where Do Most Car Accidents Happen?
When many people think of car accidents, they associate them with the freeway, because accidents on the highway are much more visible. However, research by Progressive Insurance has shown that neighborhoods are actually the breeding ground for most auto wrecks. In fact, approximately 52 percent of all car crashes happen close to the driver’s home.
Simple probability may be the reason for this statistic. Most people drive their car to nearby businesses, schools, grocery stores and restaurants more often than they drive far from home. As most of their driving may be done around the neighborhood, then the likelihood of an accident occurring in the neighborhood may be higher.
Even more specifically, the report found that a parking lot within five miles of a car crash driver’s house is the most likely location that a possible wreck may occur.
How Do Parking Lot Accidents Occur?
Parking lot accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. For instance, two cars could back out at the same time and rear-end each other. Sometimes a car can be driving too fast in a parking lot and will be unable to avoid a car as it backs out of a parking space. Pedestrians are also in danger of being hit in a parking lot if a driver is not aware or is going too fast.
Fortunately, most parking lot accidents will not involve serious injuries, because people tend to drive slower. However, serious injuries can happen to drivers or pedestrians. Some injuries can take time to develop, such as whiplash and soft tissue injuries.
[Did You Know? An average of over 200 people are killed in parking lot accidents annually.]