Sideswipe accidents in Hollywood, Homestead, and other communities are unfortunately quite common. These collisions happen when two cars are traveling in the same direction next to each other and the two vehicles come into contact with each other. Although they may seem less dramatic than T-bone or front-end crashes, sideswipes can be very dangerous. Depending on how fast the two vehicles are traveling, a great deal of force can be exerted and passengers inside may even get trapped in the car.
Sideswipe crashes often happen because one vehicle tries to merge or change lanes without checking oncoming traffic and checking blind spots. These collisions are also common when a motorist drifts into other lanes due to drunk driving, fatigue, or distracted driving. Finally, these crashes can happen if a driver swerves suddenly to avoid something on the road or another hazard. In all these cases, such collisions are largely preventable.