GUIDE ON HOW TO DETERMINE THE TYPE OF CAR ACCIDENT YOUR INTOWritten by Jinky C. Mesias
There are different types of car accidents that a driver may encounter and this article aims to help those drivers involved into knowing classification of car accident they are currently involved in. Car accidents fall into several categories and these are as follows: rear-end collisions, side collisions, rollovers, head-on collisions, single-car accidents and pile-ups.
REAR-END COLLISIONS The rear-end collision is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle crash with vehicle in front of it. In this type of collision both vehicles involved experienced mechanical damage and aside from that, injuries contacted by both occupants are not that severe compared to damaged taken by their vehicles. And also, a typical medical consequence of rear-end collisions is a whiplash and this may also happen even in cases where collisions happened at moderate speed. Furthermore, for insurance as well as policing vehicle that bumps or crash rear-end of another car is one considered at fault.
SIDE COLLISIONS A side collision is wherein two vehicles crashing side-to-side. The severity of damaged incurred by vehicles are based on vehicles structures wherein less structurally set-up vehicle will tend to suffer much of collision damaged. Moreover, occupants of vehicle with lower mass will suffer greater injuries.
PROVIDING FIRST AID TO CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMSWritten by Jinky C. Mesias
The first thing to do in case of car accident is to remain calm and not to panic. After you calm yourself, next best thing to do is to seek for help quickly however we all know from movies that help often times comes later on in movie which is sadly to say also happens in real life and so for cases such as this it is always practical and sensible to apply first aid solutions. The main concern of giving first aid solutions is to save lives as well as to provide temporary relief to injuries due to impact of car accidents. However, injuries due to car accidents doesn’t necessarily mean that there would be wounds nevertheless absence of wounds does not in any way indicates that victim is not harmed or is completely all right. Examples of these kind of injuries are those found in head or abdomen wherein symptoms are not readily manifested however victims still need to be accompanied to a secured place until professional help arrive.
In addition, victims of car accidents have to be examined in three areas and these are airways, breathing and circulation areas. However, in cases wherein a victim suffers from a broken neck, first aid rule requires to refrain from mishandling or to move victim since such injury may lead to a permanent disability. On other hand, it is much better to check airways first since lack of oxygen for more than three minutes can be fatal. Signs of airway obstruction are manifested by color of lips, breathing sound and then feel of the