Tragic Head-On Collision Kills One, Injures Two in Hernando County, Florida (FL)
HERNANDO COUNTY, FL- Tbreporter.com writes that a car crash took place this week that left one person dead. The crash occurred when a 51-year-old driver from Bradenton reportedly attempted to pass a car and entered oncoming traffic in order to do so. The victim’s car collided head-on with another vehicle.*
A 22-year-old man was driving the other car with a twenty-year-old man as a passenger. Both of the young men are from Dade City. The driver suffered severe injuries in the collision, and the passenger was also injured.
Reports stated that the crash took place in the early evening on Cortez Boulevard. The victim was traveling westbound in a sedan, and the other driver was traveling eastbound in a pickup truck.
Head-on crashes only account for around two percent of all traffic accidents that occur in the United States. However, when these instances do take place, they often have deadly results. More than ten percent of fatal crashes are head-on impacts.
In an effort to prevent these accidents, roadway engineers sometimes install medians or traffic barriers that are designed to avoid having cars travel across the center line and into oncoming traffic. The barriers are sometimes cable but can be made from concrete and other materials as well. Of course, these objects along the road are also sometimes a danger to motorists. However, the consequences of a crash with a median barrier are typically far less devastating than a head-on collision with another vehicle. This is especially true in cases where traffic is traveling at high rates of speed. While engineers attempt to create roads that prevent these types of wrecks, even divided roadways sometimes are not enough. Wrong-way entry crashes take place when a driver enters a highway on an off-ramp and drives into oncoming traffic.
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