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Head-On Crash in Crawford County Kills One


March 02, 2020

CRAWFORD COUNTY, GA- Amp.macon.com writes that a 32-year-old man died in a crash between a car and a semi-truck this week in Crawford County. The incident occurred when the victim, a 32-year-old man, was driving westbound in a 2001 BMW and crossed into oncoming traffic. A 2003 International 9100 Series truck heading eastbound collided head-on with the smaller car.*

The victim died at the scene of the collision. The driver operating the semi also suffered injuries in the collision and was transported to the Navicent Health medical facility. 

Head-on collisions are a frightening type of crash that often lead to fatalities around the United States. Many of these incidents are the result of poorly designed roadways. Studies conducted as part of Vision Zero research projects indicate that when cars travel above 43 miles per hour on an undivided road, the occupants are at risk of dying in a head-on collision. 

The results of studies should lead to roads being designed to divide any roadway with a high-speed limit by placing medians and barriers in between opposite moving lanes of traffic. Rather than using the solid evidence presented in studies, highways still exist throughout the country with speed limits of 50 miles per hour and more without any traffic barriers in place to prevent high-speed head-on crashes.

Safety experts say that for drivers who are about to get into a crash, the best move is to slow down. The speed at which an accident occurs has a huge impact on whether the collision will result in fatalities. Motorists may also want to avoid any undivided roads with high-speed limits. Just because these roads exist, does not mean that they are safe.

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.

Sources:https://amp.macon.com/news/local/community/houston-peach/article240612451.html and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/

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