Osceola County Crash Tragically Kills Two in Osceola, Florida
OSCEOLA, FL- Clickorlando.com writes that two people were killed in a car crash this weekend on State Road 60 near the intersection with Mae Bass Road. Police reported that one of the vehicles crossed over the center line for unknown reasons and collided with the other car head-on.*
Reports did not include information regarding the identities of the victims.
Head-on collisions involve high amounts of force and often result in fatalities. Better designed roadways could greatly reduce the number of fatal head-on collisions. One of the main factors in whether one of these wrecks will result in fatalities is the speed at which the cars are traveling. Once the vehicles are moving at about 43 miles per hour, there is a higher risk of the injuries being fatal. In order to prevent this type of incident, roads could have lower speed limits or traffic barriers that avoid having cars drive into oncoming traffic.
Unfortunately, many roads have high-speed limits and do not have any form of barrier preventing traffic from crossing into the opposite traveling lanes. These roads present a high risk of a deadly head-on crash.
It is important to note that the risk factors also apply to vehicle occupants who are using seat belts and have moderately safe cars with airbags and other protective features. When people are not using their seat belt, the risk of death is higher, even at lower speeds and in many more scenarios. For drivers who wish to avoid dying in a head-on collision or any other type of wreck, it is important to slow down. The higher the speed of the vehicle, the greater the risk is of an accident becoming fatal.
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Sources:https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/03/02/2-people-dead-after-car-crash-in-osceola-county/?outputType=amp and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/