10 Most Common
Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can cause a variety of serious personal injuries and death. Most people hurt in a car crash suffer impact injuries, from slamming into a part of the vehicle upon colliding with another vehicle or object or by being hit by unsecured cargo that becomes airborne in a crash.Other common car accident injuries are cuts and tear injuries from broken glass and torn metal. In a rollover accident, a car’s occupant can be tossed around and injured from all directions or can even be ejected from the vehicle.
According to the NHTSA, a car’s frontal crash (head-on) rating is an evaluation of injury to the head, neck, chest, legs and feet of the driver and right front-seat passenger.The side-impact front-seat rating is an evaluation of injuries to the head, chest, abdomen and pelvis of the driver and front seat passenger dummy. The side-impact rear-seat rating is an evaluation of injury to the head and pelvis of the rear-seat passenger. Therefore, the head, neck, chest, pelvis, abdomen, legs (which includes knees) and feet are the parts of the body most likely to be injured in a motor vehicle collision, according to NHTSA. In short, any part of the body can be injured in a car accident.