Tragic Crash Kills One on Leroy Coffer Highway in Liberty County, Georgia (GA)
Liberty County, GA- Wsav.com writes that a crash took place early in the morning this week that left one-person dead on Leroy Coffer Highway.*
The incident occurred when a man operating a Honda Acura driving towards Highway 17 collided head-on with a Hyundai Sonata. The man operating the Honda, identified as an 80-year-old man, died at the scene of the crash. A woman was traveling in the Honda, and reports indicate that she sustained injuries and responders transported her to the Memorial Health medical facility in Savannah. The condition of that individual is not currently known. The crash led to the closure of the highway for several hours. Police are still investigating the accident.*
A study conducted in Georgia and the type and nature of crashes at intersections found that head-on collisions are the deadliest form of impact. Side impact crashes are also extremely dangerous and, according to data, are responsible for more overall fatalities than head-on collisions. However, side-impact crashes take place more frequently than head-on collisions and head-on collisions have a higher rate of fatal injuries when they do occur.
Avoiding head-on crashes can be difficult because when a driver crosses into oncoming traffic, the driver heading in the correct direction will not have much time to take evasive actions. Safety advocates state that one of the best ways to avoid being involved in a severe head-on collision is to stay off of roadways that lack barriers between opposite traveling traffic lanes. If a roadway has a higher speed limit, then head on impacts on that road are likely to be more severe. In fact, studies indicate that the risk of death is high when vehicles collide head-on at just 43 miles per hour. Avoiding high-speed roads without medians or traffic barriers might be the driver's best way of averting fatal head-on collisions.
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