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Wind and traffic accident risks

On Behalf of | Jul 21, 2023 | Car Accidents |

While driving, an accident could occur for a number of different reasons. Whether a drunk driver hits you or you become involved in a collision as a result of someone driving too fast, it is important to understand the risk factors that could lead to a devastating collision. You should also focus on some of the risk factors that do not receive as much attention, such as strong winds.

Wind can increase the chances of a collision in multiple ways and it is essential to recognize potential hazards that arise during windy conditions.

How can wind cause a traffic accident?

The Federal Highway Administration published information on wind and traffic collisions. Wind can result in a car crash in various ways, such as blowing smoke, dust or snow around, interfering with a driver’s ability to see the road.

Sometimes, heavy winds result in lane closure due to obstructions, causing branches to fall or blow debris around the road, which can increase the chances of a crash. Furthermore, wind can also have a negative impact on vehicle stability.

How do wind-related traffic accidents affect victims?

In the wake of a wind-related collision, you could struggle with many different challenges. You might face serious physical problems, such as broken bones, lacerations and brain damage. The emotional toll of a collision can cause anxiety and depression. This might also result in financial difficulties if you struggle to pay medical bills or you have to take time off of work because of your injuries.