Rear-end auto accidents are by far and away the most common car accidents. And people tend to underestimate the harm they can cause, even if the impact is at a relatively low speed (think auto insurance companies). But yesterday afternoon a mother and her children were rear-ended in Vista on East Vista Way (at Barsby) and all the passengers were injured.
According to reports, the mother, 31, was hospitalized with what are being described as a broken leg and a knee injury after she was unable to stop her car and slammed into the back of a pickup truck stopped in front of her. Her 4 and 5-year-old daughters were in the car with her, and both suffered injuries, the younger one a fracture of her skull.
Police are still investigating the cause, and it’s unclear if all the occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
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