On Wednesday in Walkerville emergency crews responded to a rear-end collision at the intersection of Wyandotte Street and Windemere Road. The accident occurred near the Vitos Pizzeria around 4 P.M. when a Pontiac Grand Am collided with a Dodge Caravan.
This car accident ultimately slowed traffic through Walkerville on Wednesday afternoon as the accident was cleared. Studies have indicated that nearly 30 percent of all car crashes are a result of rear-end collisions and are one of the most frequently occurring types of car accidents throughout all of Canada and elsewhere.
Of course, we can all do our part to reduce the total number of auto accidents and rear-end collisions by practicing defensive driving techniques and paying attention at all times while driving.
Some of the common causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Aggressive driving
- Construction zones
- Distracted driving
- Operating under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Road hazards
- Texting while driving