A road accident, also known as a traffic collision or motor vehicle accident, is an event that occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, a cyclist, or an obstacle on a roadway. Road accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, such as reckless or negligent driving, mechanical failure, poor road conditions, or weather conditions. The severity of a road accident can range from minor damage to vehicles or property, to serious injury or death of the people involved.
When a road accident occurs, it is important for emergency services such as police, paramedics, and firefighters to be notified immediately. They will respond to the scene and provide medical attention to anyone who is injured, as well as secure the area and investigate the cause of the accident. They may also help to clear debris and manage traffic flow to ensure the safety of other road users. After the accident, victims may seek medical attention, and the insurance companies will be contacted and an investigation will be done to determine the causes and who is liable for the accident.
Preventing road accidents requires a combination of measures like enforcing traffic laws, promoting safe driving practices, designing safer roads and vehicles, and educating people about the risks of reckless or negligent driving.