Head-On Collision Tragically Kills Two in Red Springs, North Carolina
RED SPRINGS, NC- The robesonian.com writes that a car crash killed two drivers this week near Red Springs. The incident took place when a 71-year-old man driving a 2019 Nissan Pathfinder attempted to pass another car and collided head-on with an oncoming 2015 Chrysler driven by a 30-year-old woman from Maxton.*
The impact caused the Nissan to veer off the roadway, and the Chrysler spun and collided with a 2012 Infinity. The drivers who collided head-on both died in the collision. The 21-year-old woman in the Infinity survived the collision but sustained injuries.
According to reports, the Nissan reached about 70 miles per hour before striking the Chrysler, which was traveling at about 45 miles per hour. The victims were using their seat belts at the time of the collision.
All three of the cars are completely totaled from the early afternoon wreck.
Head-on collisions involve violent forces because the vehicles are traveling towards one another. The speeds involved in this crash illustrate the deadly nature of head-on accidents. Studies indicate that at just 43 miles per hour, occupants in cars that collide head-on have a high risk of dying. In this crash, the drivers were traveling at about 70 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour, making the chances of both being killed significant, even with seat belts and airbags. The forces in such an intense impact will simply be too much for the body to handle. The damage to internal organs will occur in such high-speed wrecks even if the people are protected from hitting a hard surface, such as the steering wheel column. The best way to avoid being killed in a head-on collision is to travel on divided roads unless the speed limit is low.
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Sources:https://www.robesonian.com/news/132401/head-on-collision-kills-2/ and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/