How Deadly are Head-On Collisions?

by | Mar 9, 2017 | Car Accidents | 0 comments

Head-on collisions happen everyday. They occur when two cars driving in opposite directions crash into each other. The results can be devastating and both parties involved can have serious injuries. There are quite a few factors that can result in a head-on collision. These include:

  • Faulty brakes
  • Poor visibility
  • Distracted drivers
  • Drunk drivers

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head-on collisions are more common in rural areas than they are in urban areas. While head-on collisions are not as common as rear-end collisions or sideswiping, it is still one of the most deadly types of car accidents. Due to the angle and speed at which these types of accidents occur, the results are more likely to be fatal.  Head-on collisions make up about 13 percent of all fatal rural crashes while in urban areas it’s responsible for 7 percent.

To prevent the likelihood of a head-on collision it is important that you:

  • Pay attention to the signs of the road – Signs are put in place regarding wrong directions in especially problematic areas.
  • Scan the road ahead –By simply paying attention to the road ahead of you, you will be in a position to act fast if you notice trouble ahead.
  • Check your brakes –Braking failure can result in a head-on collision so it is important remain on top of this. If you notice your brakes are not responding, try to ride off the road to get away from the traffic.
  • Steer to the right –  never steer left into oncoming traffic.

In addition to following the recommendations above, remember to always wear your seatbelt and drive with your headlights on when necessary. Avoid driving while tired and stay away from alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Unfortunately accidents do happen, but by doing your part, we can make the roads safer for everyone. In the event that you or someone you know has been involved in a head-on collision, it may be time to get in contact with an experienced attorney. Contact us at the Michigan Legal Center today to discuss your case and get the help you need.

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