An avoidance crash.

If a passing driver miscalculates the space between cars, the drivers around him may be forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision. In doing so, a driver may run off the side of the road, strike trees or guardrails, or suffer a rollover accident due to a sudden jerk of the wheel.

In most cases, the driver of the vehicle attempting to pass is to blame for causing an accident. However, other parties may share some liability. For example, if the driver being overtaken refuses to “let in” the vehicle attempting to pass, the passing vehicle may be forced to brake suddenly, putting all following vehicles in both lanes at risk. An injury attorney can examine the details of the accident to determine exactly who is at fault.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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