Vehicle collisions in the Bronx and other parts of New York are far from uncommon. They account for injuries of varying degrees every year to drivers and passengers alike. In some cases, bystanders may even suffer from collateral damage due to these events. As such, it is crucial to highlight some forms of trauma endured in motor vehicle accidents that are relatively common.
Burns, bruises, and lacerations
When vehicles collide or malfunction, it is common for collateral damage to individuals and property to occur. Case in point, long-time “Tonight Show” host and comedian Jay Leno suffered third-degree burns on Nov. 12, 2022, while working on one of his classic automobiles. Other times, metal fragments may impale flesh or cause impact marks that can vary significantly in severity and have wide-ranging health consequences.
Individuals who suffer from car accident injuries resulting in internal damage can often be more susceptible to causing long-term health complications. This is because those affected by such trauma may initially appear unharmed or forgo a medical evaluation due to a lack of obvious physical symptoms. If left untreated, these injuries may result in a variety of health issues, some of which could be fatal.
Sprains and fractures
Frequent consequences resulting from car crashes include broken bones and strained muscles or ligaments. Given the complexity of the human body and its structure, a traumatic event can cause harm to many areas and systems of the body. Even injuries that may seem minor at first could potentially prove more complex than believed.
Depending on the severity and nature of the injuries, the potential fallout from car accidents should not be understated. As such, it is essential to recognize the risks and seek a medical evaluation.