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What causes fatal car accidents?

In the United States, thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year. Unfortunately, many people also pass away as the result of injuries in such as crash.

As a driver, you need to do your best to make all the right decisions on the road. This is easier said than done, but it is something you can do with the right level of concentration.

But just because you are doing everything the right way does not mean that other drivers are going to follow suit. It only takes one simple mistake by one driver to cause a serious accident.

There are many causes of fatal car accidents in the United States, including the following:

-- Failure to keep in the proper lane

-- Careless or reckless driving

-- Not adjusting to road surface

-- Driving on the wrong side of the road

-- Not adjusting to road obstruction

-- Making an improper turn

-- Operating without the required equipment

As you can see, there are many things that can cause a fatal car accident. For this reason, some drivers just don't have the skills and knowledge to avoid trouble.

If you or a loved one were involved in any type of car accident, you should receive immediate medical attention. This can go a long way in preventing long term health concerns, while also decreasing the chance of a fatality.

You never know when another driver could make a mistake that causes an accident, so you must make sure you are prepared and on your toes at all times.

Source: Business Insider, "This map shows what causes the most fatal car crashes in each US state," accessed April 27, 2016

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