Not all car accidents are the same, and there are several ways that a crash may be categorized. By far the most common two-car collision is a rear-end crash, in which one driver crashes the front of their vehicle into the rear of another. Another type of crash is the side-impact crash, sometimes called the T-bone crash. Then, there are head-on collisions. While all of these crashes can result in serious injury or fatalities, the most common type of fatal car crashes involves only one vehicle. In fact, 58% of all accidents involving a fatality that was reported to police involved just one vehicle.
WRIC reports that a woman from Florida has been injured after colliding with a tree in a single-vehicle accident.
The accident happened at about 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning on I-95 South in Virginia.
According to the police report, 21-year-old Valeria Rivera was traveling south on I-95 when her vehicle veered off the left side of the roadway. She then overcorrected, which sent the vehicle careening over to the right side of the road. Her vehicle hit a tree on the driver’s side of the car.
Rivera was found by police responding to the scene trapped by her seatbelt. There was also a 9-year-old girl in the back seat of the vehicle. Rivera was transported to the hospital for her injuries. The child was not harmed in the accident.
Speed along with fatigue are being considered factors in the accident. Rivera was charged with reckless driving.