Head-On Collision Kills Two on County Road 132 in Suwanee County, Florida
SUWANEE COUNTY, FL- News4jax.com writes that two people died in a tragic accident in Suwanee County, Georgia. Reports indicate that a 36-year-old man driving a Kia Soul crossed over the center line on County Road 132. The Kia struck an eastbound Buick Rendevous head-on.*
The driver of the Buick was identified as a 29-year-old woman. The man driving the Kia died at the scene of the crash, and responders rushed the woman to the hospital. The woman died shortly after the crash from the injuries she sustained.
Both of the victims reportedly had on their seatbelts, and police stated that alcohol was not a factor in the crash. It is unclear why the man operating the Kia left his lane and veered into oncoming traffic.
The crash occurred near the Suwanee Music Park. Both drivers were extracted from their vehicles.
Head-on collisions are intense crashes that involve incredible amounts of force. Studies indicate that the human body only has a good chance of surviving a head-on crash up to a total of 43 miles per hour. Once the involved vehicles are traveling at one another at a speed greater than 43 miles per hour, the risk of death rises significantly.
Sadly, the results of safety studies rarely lead to major changes in policy or roadway design. Many roads that lack medians or traffic barriers have speed limits over 43 miles per hour, meaning that cars traveling at deadly high speeds are just a few feet and a painted line away from striking one another head-on.
One way to avoid dying in such a crash is to avoid these types of roads entirely, and stick to divided highways.
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Source:https://www.news4jax.com/traffic/2019/11/30/2-killed-in-head-on-crash-in-suwannee-county/ and https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Deadly-head-on-crash-in-Suwannee-County-565639661.html and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/