Injuries From High-Speed Collisions

It doesn’t matter what country we are looking at, it needs to be said that the number of traffic accidents is certainly going to be high. There are a plethora of reasons why these happen. It’s not that they are justifiable, they simply happen. Certainly, being a part of these is not a pleasant experience for anyone.

Instead, we can see that people who have been involved in these accidents usually suffer a lot of physical and psychological trauma. Sadly, it’s not that uncommon for them to have a fatal result. We can see that the younger generation are the commonest victims of high-speed driving or driving under influence.

If you are interested in this kind of statistics, check out this infographic on common car accident injuries here. When it comes down to insurance, companies are doing their best to ensure people that some light injuries are not something they need to worry about. Of course, there is no truth in this.

Every person needs to be aware of their rights, and what can be done to provide satisfaction after an accident like this one. Of course, you are inclined to this kind of satisfaction if you are not to blame for the accident. Now, we would like to talk about the injuries that can occur as a result of high-speed collisions. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the commonest ones.

1. Soft Tissue


The first sort of injuries we would like to talk about are those companies try to avoid as much as they can. The reason why they try to do this is quite simple, they are not as dangerous as others, to a higher degree. We are talking about soft tissue. Certainly, they are not as dangerous as some others in most cases, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be dangerous.

Mostly, soft tissue injuries refer to skin and muscles. What happens at this moment? Well, some parts of the body can be stretched in some of the most unnatural ways. While the highest percentage of these can be cured with some simpler techniques, it’s not uncommon to experience some that required surgery. Nevertheless, you will need to commit some time to recovery, with making absolutely no effort.

2. Seatbelt


Sure, we have a seatbelt in our cars for a really good reason. Wearing those can be the line between serious injury and fatal consequences. Not wearing these means that you are looking at broken ribs. Plus, it is not uncommon to see people who have a broken collar bone. However, many people are not aware of the fact that seatbelts can be a source of many injuries as well.

Sure, they can prevent a wide array of potential harm, but you shouldn’t be surprised if they are not able to protect you fully. For instance, we can see that bone fracture is a pretty common injury in high-speed collisions, even with the driver wearing a seatbelt. The higher the speed you are driving, the chances of suffering this kind of harm get higher. But, not wearing them can result in a fatal consequence.

3. Airbag


Sure, every vehicle that has airbags, has a whole new layer of protection against all sorts of dangers. However, as was the case with a seatbelt, it needs to be said that they can be a source of harm. We know that airbags will be out of the box instantly, but the high speed can cause some serious injuries even before the airbag goes out of the box.

One of the commonest ways this harm can be manifested in abrasions or even burns. We can even see that airbags release some kind of chemicals after they are released. People who have problems with asthma can be quite irritating by inhaling these chemicals. Last but not least, airbags can cause some serious eye damage, if the person is hit with some of the parts.

4. Chest


One of the commonest wounds people who have been involved in traffic accidents suffer is chest injury. When we are talking about some light wounds, it often manifests itself in bruises and contusions. But we can see that sometimes they can become much more severe. We are talking about internal injuries or broken ribs, which can cause even bigger damage.

Sure, the commonest way these happen is when a driver struck the steering wheel with his chests. If you talk with some expert, you will see that the driver cannot be as flexible as others, and cannot avoid situations like these in most cases. The body is thrown directly onto the steering wheel and there is not much a driver can do about that. The best way to avoid injuries like this is to wear a seatbelt.

5. Arm and Legs


Last but not least, we would like to talk about the damage arms and legs can suffer. Especially if the collision was a side impact. We’ve mentioned that the driver doesn’t have room to move, this is the same case. The same is pretty much the same if you are a passenger. Especially when we are talking about legs. Plus, we can see that knees are endangered in these situations.

The reason is quite simple, they can strike the dashboard and suffer some dangerous harm. Sure, you know that the knees are one of the most important parts of your leg. Them suffering damage can be quite dangerous, and the time needed for recovery can be quite long. Therefore, be conscious enough to try to prevent injuries like these. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that these are not as dangerous.

To Conclude

Driving under the influence or any other kind of dangerous driving is dangerous, and we would like to point out that nobody should do it. The best way to prevent behavior like this is to inform people about what are the possible outcomes.

Here, you can take a look at some of the injuries that can be directly caused by high-speed collisions. We are sure that being informed about these will help people to alter their behavior and focus on driving in the safest possible manner.