Rear-end crash with two vehicles
These accidents happen when a vehicle is stopped or slowing down on a roadway and is struck from behind by another vehicle.
In this diagram, Vehicle B is stopped or slowing down when it is rear-ended by Vehicle A.
- Vehicle "A" = 100%
- Vehicle "B" = 0%
The rules of the road
Drivers must be far enough behind another vehicle to be able to stop safely, even in an emergency. Therefore, the driver of Vehicle A would be found 100% responsible.
What does it say in the Motor Vehicle Act?
The applicable sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are:
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