Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning and thought, ‘Gee, I’d like to smash my car up today’? Probably not, right? No one plans on getting in an accident.
Unfortunately, the very nature of accidents means that they happen whether we plan for them or not. Sometimes we get lucky and they end up being something minor, and sometimes not.
Here are 5 of the more dangerous accidents that you’ll never want to happen to you.
Cutting More Than Your Lawn
Mowing lawns used to be hot, back-breaking, time-consuming work, until riding mowers came along and made it easier. What they didn’t do, however, was make it safer.
When you think about it, anything with sharp, whirling blades is a health hazard. Combine this with a riding mower’s tendency to roll or flip over on uneven ground or hills, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
Broken bones, dismemberment, spinal injuries, and death are just a few of the traumas you could suffer in a lawn mower accident. If you’re mowing near a body of water? Add drowning to that list of possibilities as well.
Theme Park Terror
Theme parks can be a thrilling way to spend time with friends and family, but they also have the potential to be sites of dangerous accidents.
Roller coasters, water slides, and other various rides can be great fun when they’re properly maintained. When they aren’t, equipment failure can lead to injuries that are often fatal.
Even rides that are well-maintained can run the risk of injury for those who don’t read the warning signs!
Exploding Soda, Anyone?
By now, you’ve probably heard of or seen the famous Mentos and Diet Coke trick, where the soda explodes everywhere.
Now, imagine that happening without the Mentos, but it’s in a glass bottle, the cap is on, and you’re holding it when it explodes. Sounds painful, doesn’t it?
Thankfully, most products that pose a hazard have warning labels on them already. A lot of times though, someone has to find out the hard way that something is dangerous. Remember the McDonald’s coffee?
Hitting Things Head-On
While no car accident is a walk in the park, head-on collisions are considered to be the most dangerous.
In this type of accident, the front of the car takes the brunt of the impact, with very little to slow down the speed or absorb the force of the hit. This can often lead to head trauma, paralysis, and death.
Dangerous Accidents During Construction
New buildings can be wonders to behold, but construction sites can be dangerous if you’re not properly prepared.
Fall from a high enough position, and you risk broken bones, internal bleeding, and death. Alternately, objects falling and hitting a person from the same heights can crush skulls, cause paralysis, and kill someone.
Come in contact with exposed wiring, and you run the risk of severe burns or death by electrocution. Construction trenches pose a danger as well if the walls collapse. You could get buried or crushed under the weight.
These are a few examples of the types of dangerous accidents you’d never want to be in. Find more helpful information here, and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for fresh content!