Did you know that loose objects in your car could be extremely dangerous
and cause detrimental damage in the course of an accident? Did you know
that these items could become trapped under the pedals and cause an accident?
ABC News, loose objects in your vehicle can lead to dangerous – even deadly-
This may have happened to you before: You are driving to work when all
of a sudden, the water bottle that did not fit in the cup holder falls
onto your floorboard. You may have panicked as you saw the red light that
was quickly approaching. On the other hand, you may have been at a red-light
and were able to remove it just in time. Regardless, unrestrained objects
may become extremely dangerous for drivers and passengers.
To prevent potential harm caused by loose objects in the car, consider
the following advice:
- Check that there are no items on your dash before operating your vehicle.
- Ensure that all containers, such as water bottles, fit in designated cup
- Ensure floor mats are in the correct positions and not bunched under gas
and brake pedals.
- If you are carrying luggage, secure all items with straps.
- If carrying pets, place them securely in a kennel when traveling.
It has been reported that unrestrained items in vehicles cause over 13,000
injuries annually. Some items were large, such as luggage containers,
while others were smaller, like purses or soda cans. In several crash
tests, research proved that these items were extremely detrimental in
the course of a car crash.
In one report, a medium-sized cooler located in the rear storage area of
the vehicle flew forward and crushed the rear passenger. The continuous
motion caused by the impact caused the ice-chest to continue its forward
motion when it hit the driver and caused extreme damage. Additionally,
a much smaller item, a suitcase, severed the arm of a passenger during
Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. Cares
The Springfield car accident lawyers at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. care
about the safety of you and your passengers. To ensure you transport yourself
and others safely, take a few extra minutes to examine the inside of your
car before you begin your commute. This extra time may save you and your
loved one from extreme hazards.
This message is from the team that is dedicated to improving our clients’
lives. Our Springfield car accident attorneys are here for you. Travel