Cause and Effects of a Car Accident
In today’s world there are so many reasons for car accidents, and the effects sometimes are life-long. When I was 10 years old, my mother and I were on our way to Sea World when we were rear ended by a man in a huge red truck. He began yelling and screaming as he jumped out of his truck to come to the window. My mother, not saying a word to the irate man, called the police and reported the accident. As the police and ambulance arrived at the stop light where the accident had occurred, the man in the truck took off on foot in the other direction. After being chased down the street, the man was finally caught by police and brought by my mom’s car reeking of alcohol. Drinking and driving are just one of the causes of car accidents.
One of the most important factors about car accidents is not following the rules of the road which can be with exceeding speed limit, using alcohol, or driving while ...view middle of the document...
It can be frustrating and even down right irritating to notice that the other driver who caused a crashes while talking on a cell phone. Unfortunately, all too many people think that they can handle the task of driving and talking to their boss or a friend they’re on their way to meet; or texting checking a work email with phone in one hand and steering wheel in the other. But when another driver takes his or her eyes or focus away from the road even for an instant, the result may be a tragic accident.
Rain can make it more difficult to stay on a roadway, to stop, or to avoid colliding with other vehicles. This is especially true when it first starts raining, because roads are their most slippery at the beginning of a rainstorm. When the road first gets wet, oil rises to the surface and creates a greasy surface. If you can’t stop your car in time, that’s when accidents happen.
One of the largest effects of a car accident is internal bleeding and some swelling. These signs could indicate internal bleeding. Other symptoms include large areas of deep purple bruising, dizziness and fainting. Internal bleeding can remain undiscovered for hours or days. It can be a life-threatening condition that needs to be diagnosed and treated by trained emergency medical personnel.
Another leading effect of a car accident is PTSD. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is common after a vehicle accident. PTSD victims often have vivid and disturbing memories of the event and nightmares. Sometimes victims feel as if the accident is recurring or have flashbacks. Children are especially susceptible.
After a car accident, someone may suffer from changes in personality or physical function. These could signal traumatic brain injury resulting from a concussion. Signs include impaired thinking or memory, movement, problems with vision or hearing, or personality changes or depression. Motor vehicle crashes are the third overall leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of death from traumatic brain injuries.
In conclusion, there are a plethora of causes and effects of a car accident. The few listed above go to show that cars aren’t just something to put a key into and just drive.