The severity of a car crash often depends on the location and force of impact of the collision. When a T-Bone crash occurs, it means that there is usually not enough vehicle to protect the passenger from the brunt of the force. When a car crash normally occurs, the part of the vehicle that is hit collapses around the passenger compartment in order to protect the person. In a T-Bone crash, there is simply less car where the collision occurs. This results in T-Bones being very serious accidents.
What is A T-Bone Accident?
A T-Bone accident happens when the front of one vehicle hits the side of another vehicle. This is most common at intersections. Either one car disregards a stop sign or stoplight and drives through the intersection at the same time as another car. Or, a bad judgement call on a green light may also cause a T-Bone accident.
In addition to intersections, T-Bones can occur on the freeway when one car loses control and skids into another car. They can also happen in parking lots when, for example, a car is baking out of a spot and is hit by another car.
How Common are T-Bone Accidents?
Across the country, T-Bone accidents accounted for 13% of all car accidents in the United States, while accounting for 18% of all fatal accidents. In Arizona, there were 18,260 T-Bone crashes across the state in 2018, accounting for 17% of all car accidents. Additionally, T-Bone crashes are by far the most common type of accident at an intersection, and 30% of all car accident fatalities in Maricopa county occurred at an intersection.
Who Is At Fault in a T-Bone Accident?
The party at fault in a T-Bone accident is largely dependent on how the accident occurred. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, here are some of the parties that can be considered at fault.
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If you have been in a T-Bone crash and need to have your car repaired, here are some mechanics who can help.
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