Tragic Head-On Collision in Twiggs County, Georgia Kills Two
TWIGGS COUNTY, GA- 41nbc.com writes that a head-on collision left two drivers dead this week in Twiggs County. The victims were identified as a 41-year-old man from Wrightsville and a 67-year-old man from Perry. The crash occurred at the intersection of State Route 96 and Patricia Drive in the mid-morning.*
The 41-year-old victim was traveling westbound in a Nissan Altima when he crossed over the centerline on GA 96 and struck the other victim, who was in a Dodge Ram, head-on. No passengers were in either car. The two men were both declared dead at the scene of the crash.
According to the Insurance Information Institute ("III"), in 2017, just over ten percent of all deadly crashes involved a head-on collision between two vehicles. In total, there were 3,471 of these horrible crashes.
When it comes to any type of crash, the risk of severe injuries and death are reduced by having and using safety equipment. First and foremost, occupants should always use their seatbelts. The IIHS writes that in 2017, 14,955 people's lives were saved by seatbelts. The risk of death for front-seat passengers is cut by 45 percent by seatbelt use, and people in the back reduce their risks by half. In an SUV or light truck, the risks drop by 60 or even 65 percent when occupants buckle up.
Airbags are another important feature that lowers the chances of being killed in a crash. This feature works best when used in conjunction with seatbelts. About 2,790 people's lives were saved in 2017 by the use of airbags. Given the fact that 36,560 people died in crashes in 2018, any steps that reduce the threat of car crash-related injuries and deaths should be taken.
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