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T-bone” refers to a type of vehicle collision where one vehicle impacts another vehicle broadside, typically at a perpendicular angle. The term is derived from the shape of a T-bone steak, which resembles the letter “T” and is used to describe the orientation of the vehicles involved in such collisions. In a T-bone collision, the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle, forming a T-shape. These collisions often occur at intersections or when one vehicle fails to yield the right-of-way. T-bone collisions can result in significant damage to the vehicles involved and may cause serious injuries to occupants, especially those on the side of the vehicle that is struck.

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