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Head-On Collision Kills One on Interstate 75 in Macon, Georgia


December 15, 2019

MACON, GA- Wgxa.tv writes that a two-vehicle crash left one person dead and another severely injured earlier this week in Macon. The late-night accident involved a head-on collision that led to both involved vehicles catching fire.*

A 57-year-old man was driving the wrong direction in the northbound lanes on Interstate 75. The 57-year-old driver from Fort Valley struck another vehicle that was heading north. The driver of the other vehicle was a 50-year-old man. Responders rushed both men to the hospital, where the driver who was traveling the wrong direction died from severe internal injuries. The 50-year-old man is in critical condition with internal injuries and head trauma.

A woman who arrived on the scene and rendered aid is also hospitalized for breathing problems. 

Police are investigating the accident and asking for any witnesses to come forward with additional information. Photographs taken from the scene show a horribly mangled sedan and debris spread across the roadway. 

Head-on collisions are often deadly. The forces involved in these crashes are intense and cause incredible stress on the human body, even in the best-case scenario where a driver has a seatbelt on and functioning airbags. When your car crashes and comes to a stop, your body will continue to move the speed your vehicle was traveling until your seatbelt stops you. In a high-speed collision, your internal organs strike the inside of your abdominal wall, potentially resulting in internal bleeding or pneumothorax, which is a condition involving air being trapped between your ribcage and lungs impacting breathing. The seatbelt itself may also snap your ribs. While having your seatbelt break your bones might sound painful, it is much better than the alternative, which could include being ejected from the vehicle. Ejections result in fatalities about 75 percent of the time.

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Sources:

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/breaking-multi-car-crash-on-i-75-shuts-down-interstate

https://www.ranker.com/list/what-car-incidents-do-to-your-body/laura-allan

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbeltbrief/index.html

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