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Head-On Collision in Spartanburg County Tragically Kills One

May 26, 2020

SPARTANBURG, SC- writes that a collision in Spartanburg County killed one person this week. The tragic crash took place in the late evening at the intersection of Highway 296 and Pinebrook Drive. Police stated that a Dodge Challenger veered across the center line and struck a Honda Civic that was headed in the opposite direction.*

The drivers both sustained injuries in the wreck and were transported to the hospital. The person operating the Dodge later died in the collision. The county coroner’s office identified the victim as a 42-year-old woman from Union. 

Head-on crashes only account for two percent of the collisions in the United States. However, these collisions involve intense impacts and are often severe. Because of this, more than one in ten deadly crashes are caused by head-on collisions. 

Lane-departure crashes include any collision where a driver leaves their lane of traffic. Head-on collisions are one type of these wrecks, but other kinds of crashes include sideswipes and run-off-the-roads wrecks. While all of these instances have a similar cause, the consequences can vary greatly depending on the circumstances. 

One way that road engineers manage to reduce the risk of these types of crashes is by installing medians or traffic barriers to prevent drivers from entering oncoming traffic. While drivers may be injured in a crash with a median, the consequences are typically far less severe than the results of a head-on collision. This is especially true on high-speed roadways.

When it comes to the speed at which these crashes are likely to result in death, studies have found that a head-on collision will likely end in fatalities if the vehicles are traveling just 43 miles per hour. 

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