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Two Injured in Head-On Collision Near Goshen, Indiana

December 25, 2019

GOSHEN, IN- writes that an SUV and a sedan collided head-on earlier this week on C.R. 42. Police say that the driver operating the SUV traveled across the center line and into the path of the sedan. The drivers both suffered injuries in the impact and responders transported them to the Goshen Hospital for treatment.*

Police issued a citation for the man operating the SUV. 

Images from the scene show the badly damaged vehicles surrounded by responders and firetrucks. The road was completely blocked while the authorities worked to clear the vehicles after the late morning collision. 

Head-on crashes can often cause fatal injuries to vehicle occupants. Great forces are at play in these accidents, and even in a safe, modern vehicle with airbags and seatbelts fastened, the forces acting on a person’s body can lead to internal bleeding, fractured bones, and organ damage. 

Speed is a major determining factor in the severity of any car accident. When it comes to head-on collisions, the results are likely to be deadly if the cars move faster than 43 miles per hour. 

Deadly head-on collisions are more common in rural areas than they are in urban environments. This is mainly because the speed limit in urban areas is typically lower than on rural roadways. For example, in Indiana, the speed limit in urban districts is typically 30 miles per hour it is 55 miles an hour outside of these regions, and higher on certain marked interstates and highways. As a result, vehicles in an urban environment may collide head-on, but at much lower and less devastating speeds than vehicles in the country. 

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