Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous accident types. They are especially dangerous in rural areas where they make up 13 percent of all fatalities according to a study from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
In rural areas, many roads are two-lane highways with speeds of 50+ mph. If a driver is momentarily distracted or drowsy, they run a high risk of hitting another car head-on due to the limited road separation between the vehicles.
Five People Hospitalized in Head-On Collision Near Worley Idaho
The driver of a Dodge pickup truck lost control and crossed the center line striking a Toyota pickup truck on U.S Highway 95 near Worley Idaho. According to the Idaho State Police, the accident happened just before 5 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Both drivers and three other occupants from both cars were transported to local hospitals with significant injuries, and there are no updates as to their condition. Police are still investigating the accident and as of yet, no charges have been filed.
Injuries in Multi-Vehicle Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions produce a significant amount of fatalities and a high amount of serious injuries as well. This is primarily because of the impact generated with bot cars hitting each other combining the weight velocity of both vehicles.
Some of the most common injuries that come from a head-on collision are:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Arms/Legs
- Broken/Displaced Ribs
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Nerve Damage
- Spine Injuries
- Organ Damage
- Air Bag Injuries
If you’ve been injured in a multi-vehicle head-on collision, you owe it to yourself to speak to an attorney who is familiar with head-on collision accidents.
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