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Tragic Head-On Collision in Newberry, Florida Leaves Two Dead


March 24, 2020

NEWBERRY, FL- Mycbs4.com writes that a crash took place in Newberry this week that left two motorists dead. The tragic incident occurred on County Road 235 in the early morning.*

Reports indicate that a nineteen-year-old was driving a Mitsubishi Outlander southbound when the driver crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with a GMC Jimmy. The teen and the 60-year-old man operating the Jimmy both died at the scene of the collision. The investigation into what caused the crash is still underway. 

Head-on collisions, which cause violent impacts, kill around ten percent of fatal car crash victims in the United States. Studies indicate that a major factor that leads to the high number of wrecks is bad roadway design. When it comes to head-on collisions, the risk of these crashes is increased when a road does not have barriers in place to prevent a driver from crossing from their lanes into those of oncoming vehicles. 

Safety experts say that the best way to lower a person's risk of being killed in a collision is to slow down. Speeding is a leading cause of deadly crashes, according to the Insurance Information Institute. However, drivers who are involved in a head-on crash need not be traveling at a high rate of speed in order for the results to be deadly. At just 43 miles per hour, a head-on impact between two vehicles is likely to lead to fatalities. In order to avoid these crashes, some experts recommend avoiding roads that have high-speed limits but lack medians or other types of barriers. It is all too easy to cross over a centerline on an undivided road. 

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://mycbs4.com/news/local/two-dead-after-head-on-collision-in-newberry

https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-highway-safety

https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/

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