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The woman had a car accident where she had been flipped on the/her side.

Is 'the' and 'her' both equally correct?

Would 'had been flipped on the/her side' imply that some other car had hit her car or could it also be used about a solo accident?

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If I were writing this sentence, I would say that the car was flipped on its side.

Even with the car parked safely, occupants can just lean over on the seat and be flipped on their sides. It doesn't tell me much about an accident.

When a car is flipped on its side, that seems traumatic. And then I immediately wonder what happened to the occupants. Were they wearing seatbelts? If not, did they get launched out the windows? Regardless, are they okay? And so on.

Cars and people can be flipped on their sides in solo or in multiple vehicle accidents. A person might have lost control and then hit the ditch or a light pole or anything else. After hitting something, the vehicle flipped. Or it might have been a multiple vehicle accident.

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The woman had a car accident where she had been flipped on the/her side.

Is 'the' and 'her' both equally correct? Yes, but it is not totally clear whether it was the woman, or the car with the woman inside it, that was flipped.

I suggest The woman had a car accident where her vehicle was flipped on its side.


Would 'had been flipped on the/her side' imply that some other car had hit her car or could it also be used about a solo accident? It could mean either.

Clive