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Tragic Crash in Southwest Kansas Kills Woman from Colorado


January 08, 2020

KANSAS- Kansas.com writes that a woman from Colorado lost her life in a tragic head-on collision in Kansas over the weekend. The incident occurred in the early afternoon when a man from Georgia operating a 2014 Toyota Sienna northbound on US 283 in Ford County veered across the center of the highway and hit a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban that was driving south.*

The SUV then flipped over and rolled into a ditch along the side of the road. The minivan remained on the pavement. Reports indicate that the woman operating the Chevrolet, a 73-year-old from Colorado, was rushed to the Western Plains Medical Complex, where medical practitioners declared her deceased. 

The 58-year-old man driving the Sienna also suffered injuries in the crash. Responders transported the man to the same hospital where he received treatment. 

Head-on collisions are deadly crashes because they involve intense amounts of force. While vehicles are designed to protect occupants as best as possible in the event of a crash, in reality, there is little an automobile can do to prevent injuries in high-speed collisions. At some point, a large amount of the force will impact the vehicle occupants, even when cars have seatbelts and airbags. 

While a straight hit between vehicles is bad enough, an off-center impact can be even more devastating for occupants. When the forces push a person into a spin or to the side, there is a chance that the victim will not be positioned to collide with the airbag. In these instances, the person may strike a hard surface causing severe injuries to their head or other parts of their body. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Source:https://www.kansas.com/news/state/article238988973.html and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/ and https://gearpatrol.com/2014/09/10/why-the-off-set-crash-is-one-of-the-most-deadly-auto-accidents/

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