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Heat exhaustion and car crashes

On Behalf of | May 11, 2018 | Car Accidents |

There are many reasons why weather can cause a car accident, such as dense fog, heavy snowfall, or ice covering the roads. However, heat can also be problematic when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. With summer around the corner, and many people in certain parts of the country already enduring hot weather, it is important to be mindful of the risks associated with heat exhaustion. Not only can heat exhaustion cause problems in and of itself, but it may also increase the probability of a motor vehicle accident.

Heat exhaustion can cause a number of symptoms, from headaches and fatigue to nausea, dizziness, and heavy sweating. These symptoms can lead to a car crash in various ways, whether they result in drowsy driving or distracted driving. For example, someone suffering from heat exhaustion may collide with another car while trying to reach for water or because they are unable to focus on the road due to a pounding headache. In fact, someone struggling with being overheated may have clammy hands and sweat profusely, which could cause them to lose their grip on the steering wheel. It is also crucial to bear in mind that hot cars can result in a heat stroke, especially when the vehicle is parked and someone is left in a hot vehicle.

If you were hit by someone who was suffering from heat exhaustion, you may face many obstacles that have shattered your life, from injuries to pain and mental trauma. Sadly, many people die in these wrecks as well. Our collision section offers more traffic crash material.

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