What does it mean for a car to be T-boned?

This may seem like a weird question, but why are some car accidents called T-bone?

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Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 06, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“A T-bone accident is when one car directly hits another car on the side, creating a T-bone shape.
These types of accidents usually happen at an intersection and the fault is fairly simple to determine.
Here are some common causes of T-bone or side-impact accidents:
  • Speeding
  • Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Texting or talking on a phone while driving
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