Man Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision in Decatur, Georgia
DECATUR, GA. – August 30, 2018 (cbs46.com) As reported online by cbs46.com, a man tragically died August 29 after being involved in a head-on vehicle collision in Decatur, Georgia.*
The crash occurred in the morning hours of August 29 on Panthersville Road and Oakvale Drive, near Georgia State University Perimeter College in Decatur. Police say a vehicle traveling on Panthersville Road veered into the opposite lane and crashed head-on into another vehicle. The male driver of the first vehicle died on scene. The female driver of the second vehicle was not injured. Neither driver has been identified.
It is not clear what caused the man to drive into oncoming traffic. Decatur authorities are investigating the collision and have not yet released additional information to the public.
Head-on vehicle collisions represent a small number of the accidents that occur every year in the United States, but they account for a larger percentage of traffic deaths in the country. About 2 percent of all the accidents in the U.S. involve head-on collisions, but these types of accidents cause approximately 10 percent of the nation’s crash-related deaths. Because of the force and nature of these accidents, they lead to more serious injuries and more deaths than many other types of vehicle accidents.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a total of 34,439 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of 37,461 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
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