Head On Collision Tragically Leaves Mother and Son Dead in Covington County, Alabama
COVINGTON COUNTY, AL – According to an online news report at whnt.com, the Alabama Highway Patrol has positively identified a son and his mother from Georgia were died in a head-on crash while travelling to the beach.*
A mother and son tragically died in a head-on collision. The son was aged eight and the mother was aged thirty-five. The accident occurred when a vehicle heading north on Alabama State Highway 55 went across the median and slammed into their vehicle that was headed southbound. The son’s father and two brothers were listed as in stable condition following the crash. The wrong way driver, a male, aged eighteen, died at the scene of the accident.
The accident is currently being investigated by the local police. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
Generally speaking, the faster that a vehicle is going, the worse that injuries sustained will be. According to studies, they show that the impact of two automobiles that slam into one another going at fifty miles per hour is similar to a car that is travelling at one hundred miles per hour that strikes an object such as a tree.
The most common injuries that people sustain in head-on collision include the following:
- Fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
Oftentimes, when people sustain serious injuries in head-on collisions, these types of accidents result in the need for extensive medical care and treatment and may even require long term rehabilitation.
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