Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. This type of car accident can result in severe injury to drivers and passengers. A recent Maine accident demonstrates the serious consequences of a head-on collision.
As a recent news article reported, a head-on collision in Woolwich, Maine, injured two people and killed a dog. The accident occurred when a seafood delivery driver suddenly veered across the roadway and into oncoming traffic. As a result, his delivery van collided with a Subaru head-on. First responders had to remove both drivers from their vehicles. They were transported to the hospital for serious injuries. The Subaru driver’s dog died from the crash. According to local officials, the crash occurred during a period of steady rain.
What Are the Causes of a Head-On Collision?
Many contributing factors can lead to a head-on collision. First, inclement weather may cause the roads to become more slippery, making it harder for drivers to control their vehicles. To prevent a head-on collision, avoid driving in dangerous weather conditions when possible. If you must drive in inclement weather, be sure to drive slowly and look out for any slippery patches on the road. Second, a head-on collision may occur when a driver speeds or attempts to pass a vehicle by veering into the opposite lane. Too often, a driver does not see an oncoming vehicle until it is too late. To stay safe, leave early for your destination so you can resist the urge to speed. Finally, a collision may occur when drivers fail to give their full attention to the road. Distracted driving, drowsy driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can all place you and other drivers at serious risk of a head-on collision. When you get behind the wheel, make sure you focus on the road to avoid a collision.