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​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:


If you have questions about your responsibility assessment, please contact your claim representative.

If you wish to dispute the assessment, find out how to file a dispute.