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Tragic Crash Kills One on County Road 108 in Hilliard, Florida (FL)


July 09, 2020

HILLIARD, FL- News4jax.com writes that the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a tragic crash in Nassau County this week in which a 25-year-old woman died. The incident took place on County Road 108 in the late evening.*

Reports indicate that the woman was traveling eastbound and crossed into the westbound lanes where her car collided head-on with another vehicle. The young woman died at the crash scene. The two people in the other car both survived, but with severe injuries. 

Head-on collisions are terrifying and deadly crashes. According to safety experts, the best way to not die in one of these accidents is to take steps to avoid being in one. At only 43-miles-per hour, the risk of death is significant for occupants of a vehicle involved in a head-on crash. 

A study conducted as part of Vision Zero found that the forces involved in a frontal end crash at 43-miles-per-hour, which is 70 kilometers per hour, were about the limit of what the human body can withstand. It is important to note that the study assumed that the people involved in such a collision were in safe vehicles and using their seatbelts, so for unrestrained occupants, the risk of death is high even at speeds below 43 miles per hour. It is possible to survive a head-on impact at a higher speed, but the likelihood of doing so drops dramatically as speeds reach more than the 43 miles an hour mark. 

While people may feel empowered by their vehicle’s stellar five-star frontal collision rating, drivers should understand that the tests performed only account for vehicle performance in a frontal crash at 40-miles-per-hour. Above that speed, the frontal crash rating means very little. 

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 a 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.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/07/04/fhp-one-person-dead-after-friday-night-crash-in-nassau-county/

https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/#:~:text=To%20put%20it%20simply%2C%20if,no%20higher%20than%2043%20mph.


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