Motor Vehicle Backover Accidents

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits For Loss of a ChildA backover accident is when a motor vehicle backs into a pedestrian or person on a bicycle usually when the motor vehicle operator is trying to back out of a driveway or parking spot. They are typically low impact collisions occurring at a few miles per hour.

The average victim of a backover accident is a child or elderly adult. Research from 2007 indicates that roughly 100 of the estimated 300 annual backover related deaths are children under the age of 5, with adults 70 and older comprising 75 of the fatalities occurring annually. Children under the age 5 account for 2,000 of 18,000 backover related injuries that occur every year, and adults over age 70 account for 3,000 of the 18,000 backover related injuries that occur every year.

Where do they occur?

The majority of backover accidents don’t occur on public roadways. 39% of backover related deaths occur on residential driveways and in apartment parking lots. 17% of backover deaths occur in commercial parking lots.

Type of Vehicle Involved

Most backover accidents involve SUVs and pickup trucks. These motor vehicles have larger blind spots making it more difficult for drivers to notice small children behind the rear of the vehicle. A 5 foot 8 inch operator driving a midsize SUV has an average blind spot behind the vehicle measuring 18 feet.

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