Head-On Collision Kills One, Injures One on Interstate 59 in Georgia
GEORGIA- Gadsdentimes.com writes that a man from Georgia was killed in a head-on collision that took place on Interstate 59.*
The collision occurred at about 5:05 a.m. when the victim, 84-year-old Richard Alyn Ciesco from Statesboro, Georgia was driving north in the southbound lanes. Ciesco’s vehicle struck a 2011 Infinity.
The driver of the Infinity was identified as 32-year-old Brandi N. Wooten, of Southside. Wooten was transported to the Erlanger Hospital via airlift. Wooten was reportedly in fair condition according to a spokesperson for the hospital.
The collision is under investigation.
Head-on crashes are a devastating kind of a collisionwhere the force of the involved vehicles are multiplied because they are driving at one another. While a collision at 80 miles per hour is technicallytwice the speed of a crash that happens at 40 miles an hour, the force of a collision at 80 miles per hour is really four times as much as the force of a crash that happens at 40 miles per hour. These accidents are not particularly common, but when they happen, they frequently cause fatalities. Vision Zero programs that are being implemented around the world are working to reduce roadway deaths by developing with better-designedroads. One project that was conducted as part of a Vision Zero initiative found that the human body is not likely to survive a head-on crash when the vehicles are going above 43 miles per hour. This means that if you want to decrease your risk of being killed in a head-on collision, the best way is to avoid driving on roadways that have a speed limit greater than 40 miles per hour if there is no barrier between your lane and the opposite lane of traffic.
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