Being in an auto accident may cause chest injuries, as well as head and spine injuries. Often chest injuries are not treated by first responders because these injuries are not visible. Yet in any auto accident, chest injuries could be serious and urgent. For this reason, you will be asked about chest pain. Unfortunately, with adrenaline pumping you may not notice or recognize the extent or severity of chest injuries.
How Chest Injuries Occur
Some people believe that wearing a seat belt and being in front of an airbag will protect them from all injuries in the event of an accident. There are several potential causes of chest injuries inside any vehicle.