Head-on collisions are serious type of road traffic accident. The nature of the collision itself is dangerous enough to result to fatal injuries. Did you know that there are a total of 126,000 head-on collision accidents that took place in 2009 alone? This is according to the national statistics of NHTSA or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It sums up to a 2.3 % of the total crashes that had happened on that year, where 3,007 incidents had resulted to fatality.
A head-on collision took place in San Manuel, Arizona, where a 74-year-old man died and three other people were injured. The fatal auto accident in Arizona was between an all-terrain vehicle Polaris Ranger and a Ford Bronco. The Ranger was heading north on Water Tank Road while the Ford Bronco heading southbound when they collided as they reached the hilltop.
The Ranger’s driver died on the scene and three other people involved in the accident were injured. The Ranger had rolled over because of the force of the impact of the collision.
The Ranger driver’s wife, a 61-year-old woman and a 17-year-old passenger of the Ford Bronco was airlifted to the University Medical Center in Tucson due to some serious injuries, but were expected to survive. The driver of the Ford Bronco was taken to the hospital by an ambulance.
According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol and drug impairment are factors in the car collision.
Head-on collisions like this one exemplify the importance of safe driving. Distracted and negligent driving can often lead to fatal injuries and worse, death. However, there are other factors that may contribute to head-on collisions for instance if there are obstructions on the road that may prevent the driver to see what’s ahead, which is why it is always important to keep your eyes on the road at all times.
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