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New crash pilot programs change the way police respond to crashes

A new crash response program in New York went through a trial program in Staten Island in 2018. Interestingly, though the program changed police response methods to only going to vehicular accidents involving personal injuries, many people were not happy with the change.

What causes sideswipe accidents?

One common kind of traffic accident is called a sideswipe accident. With a sideswipe accident, one vehicle hits the other with its side. For example, two vehicles may be traveling next to each other on the highway. As a driver attempts to move over a lane, they may not notice that a driver is already there. As a result, both vehicles hit their sides together, resulting in a sideswipe accident.

Get help with your multivehicle collision in New York

Crashes change everything that you planned to do the moment they happen. You are stopped right where you are: You can't go to work, and you can't continue on your way. You may have to go to the hospital and may need to alter the plans you had for the future.

3 types of distractions threaten your safety on the roads

Crashes happen across the United States every day. Some involve the elderly, pedestrians or cyclists. Others involve tractor-trailers, family vehicles and SUVs. Whatever kind of crash happens, the same is true of each: There is a risk of injury and death as a result of at least one party's mistakes.

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