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Head-On Collision in Louisburg, North Carolina Kills One

December 07, 2019

Louisburg, NC- writes that a driver died in a head-on crash that took place over the weekend in Louisburg, North Carolina. The 63-year-old man was operating a Chevrolet Lumina and heading south on US-401 when a northbound vehicle drove into his lane of traffic crashing with him head-on.*

The other vehicle was a Lexus. The victim died at the scene, and the person driving the Lexus sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police have not stated what caused the collision but are charging the driver of the Lexus. 

Head-on collisions can happen in the blink of an eye. These crashes often kill responsible drivers because when a car drifts across a centerline, even an alert driver may not have time to react and prevent a devastating impact.

Drivers who cause these collisions are sometimes drunk, speeding, or driving recklessly. However, veering over a painted center line can happen so fast that sometimes all it takes for a driver to end up facing oncoming traffic is a momentary distraction. Something as seemingly harmless as looking at a radio dial can take a person’s focus away from the roadway long enough for their vehicle to drift. 

When it comes to head-on collisions, the speeds involved need not be particularly high for the crash to become deadly. Anything above 43 miles an hour has a high risk of killing the people involved. This holds true even for people traveling in safe vehicles with their seatbelts buckled. Some people recommend avoiding roads that have high-speed limits unless a reasonable barrier stands between the opposite lanes of traffic. Many roads lack medians and yet post speed limits that are above 43 miles per hour.

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