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Injuries Reported in Crash in Augusta County, Virginia (VA)

October 25, 2020

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA- writes that a woman is now facing charges following a severe car crash in Augusta County, Virginia.*

The driver, identified as a 48-year-old woman from Staunton, was operating a 2007 Dodge pickup truck when she lost control of the vehicle and veered over the centerline. The pickup truck collided head-on with a 2014 Toyota Corolla that was traveling in the opposite direction. Four people were in the Toyota at the time of the crash. The driver was a 29-year-old woman who was severely injured in the impact. Another adult and two children were also injured in the collision. Reports indicate that everyone in the Toyota was properly restrained at the time of the accident. The woman in the pickup truck is now facing charges for failure to maintain control of her vehicle.

Head-on collisions are some of the most devastating crashes that take place in the United States. The forces involved in a head-on the impact are often too much for the human body to withstand. Many roads in America have speed limits of higher than 40 miles per hour but do not have a barrier to stop cars from entering oncoming traffic. These roads can be considered poorly designed because, at speeds of just 43 miles per hour, head-on collisions are likely to result in fatal injuries. 

Drivers may be surprised to learn that crash tests for new vehicles take place at just 40 miles per hour. This means that if your car has a five-star safety rating, it is effective at protecting occupants in a head-on collision at 40 miles per hour, in which occupants are properly restrained. Manufacturers would like to create vehicles better able to protect occupants in these severe types of collisions. Unfortunately, the forces at 40 miles per hour are greater than many of us appreciate.

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