There is an increasingly common type of car accident today known as a frontover accident. This is linked to the more rushed lifestyles we live today. Though a frontover accident normally occurs at slower speeds, they can still be extremely dangerous, especially for younger children. But what exactly is a frontover accident, and how do you prevent it?
They Happen at Slow Speeds
Frontover accidents are normally accidents that involve the driver traveling at under 30 mph, but they still lead to countless deaths every year. Essentially, the accident occurs when the driver is pulling out of a neighborhood development, or a small community, or a driveway, and hits a person in front of their car. This is normally a child, as they can be harder to see.
How do you prevent them?
The increase of frontover accidents today is almost directly related to the more rushed lifestyles people live today. Oftentimes, when pulling out of a driveway or parking lot people are on their cell phones, clearing last minute texts before they officially hit the road. At the same time, there may be a child crossing in front of the car that is not easily visible. Being so small, people often do not notice they are there until after they’ve struck the child. In order to prevent this, drivers need to make an effort to stay off the phone, be aware of their surroundings, and double check blind spots that can be tough to see. This may even involve getting out of the car to check again, but it could result in saving a life.
If your child has been a victim of a frontover accident, regardless of the degree of the injury, it is in your and your child’s best interest to contact an experienced attorney immediately. At TeamLaw, our team of attorneys are ready to assist you and fully discuss and investigate your case. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation.
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