Five People Injured in North Carolina Head-On Crash
HUNTERSVILLE, NC. – Five people, including a child, were injured December 30 in a head-on vehicle crash in North Carolina, according to an online news report from wsoctv.com. Two dogs were also killed in the collision.*
The crash occurred sometime on December 30 on McCoy Road in Huntersville, North Carolina. A Jeep Patriot and a Honda Accord collided head-on between Beatties Ford Road and Hambright Road. It is not yet clear what caused the crash or who was at fault.
Three people, including a child, were trapped in the Jeep. The driver of the Jeep was airlifted to a local hospital, an adult passenger was transported to a local hospital via ambulance, and the child was transported to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. At least one of the adult’s injuries were reported to be life-threatening.
Two people were trapped inside the Honda. They were also transported to a nearby hospital with injuries. No one involved has been identified, and current medical conditions are not known.
Officials said two dogs also died in the crash, but they did not indicate whether the dogs were riding in one of the vehicles or both. Investigation into the crash is ongoing, and no additional information has been released at this time.
According to recent reports, head-on vehicle collisions make up a small percentage of all the traffic accidents that occur every year in the United States. However, they account for a significant percentage of annual fatal collisions in the country. Only 2 percent of all annual U.S. traffic collisions involve head-on collisions, but they cause about 10 percent of annual crash-related deaths in the nation. The impact angle and force of these crashes causes them to be more fatal and lead to more serious injuries than other kinds of traffic collisions.
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