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Tragic Fatal Collision Takes Place on SR 407 in Florida


January 27, 2020

FL- FloridaToday.com writes that a man died in a head-on collision on State Road 407 over the weekend. The early morning wreck took place when the victim, identified as a 24-year-old man from Merritt Island, attempted to pass another vehicle.*

The young man failed to notice an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane. The victim’s vehicle crashed head-on into a Honda Accord driven by a 30-year-old man from Cocoa. Another vehicle was struck by debris from the impact, and that vehicle's driver also reportedly sustained injuries. Police closed a section of the roadway while the investigation and cleanup were underway. Officers are continuing to investigate the incident. 

Head-on Collisions Are the Most Serious Form of Accident

Undivided roadways present risks of head-on collisions. In many cases, these horrific accidents are the result of a mere momentary lapse in driver focus. A person can glance at a phone, radio or other distraction and easily drift across the road and into the opposite traffic lane. Other times, passing vehicles may misjudge the distance or speed of a vehicle traveling towards them. 

Head-on collisions involve violent forces that are often fatal. When one of these crashes occurs, the result is often deadly. Studies indicate that cars need not travel at high rates of speed to create a fatal amount of force. At just 43 miles per hour, a head-on crash is likely to result in death. The chance of dying is high, even for those individuals in new and "safe" cars, with seatbelts fastened and functioning airbags. At some point, the amount of force involved in a crash is too much for the human body to withstand or for manufacturers to protect. It is incredibly important for drivers to use caution on undivided roads, especially where the speed limit is above 40 miles per hour. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2020/01/18/fatal-crash-closes-s-r-407-near-s-r-528/4510442002/ and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/


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