Head-On Crash Injures Two in Garner, North Carolina
GARNER, NC – According to an online news report at wral.com, two individuals sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision in Garner, North Carolina.*
Per the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the early morning hours on North Carolina Highway 50 close to Rand Road. Officials state that a Chevy Cruise drove left of the center lane and slammed into a Honda Odyssey head-on.
As a result, two individuals were injured in the crash. The driver of the Honda was a 37-year-old man who is listed in serious but stable condition. The driver of the Chevy, a 22-year-old woman, was taken to an area hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Authorities are investigating the accident but do not believe that alcohol or drug impairment contributed to the crash.
North Carolina Highway 50 was blocked off to traffic for over an hour while emergency personnel and law enforcement worked the scene. The roadway has since been reopened.
In general, the faster that an automobile travels prior to a head-on collision, the worse the injuries will be. According to a nationwide study, the impact of two vehicles that hit each other while both are going 50 miles per hour is equivalent to a vehicle traveling at 100 miles per hour while hitting a stationary object.
Serious injuries are common in head-on collisions, and typically involve burns, bone fractures, internal injuries, head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, contusions, and deep lacerations. Unfortunately, many head-on collision victims sustain serious injuries that require extensive medical care and treatment. Some may even require long-term rehabilitation following a head-on crash. Some of the worse injuries that occur in a head-on collision require surgery to repair damage.
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