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Head-On Collisions Put Motorists At Serious Risk Of Injury And Death

August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012

Head-on collisions are one of the leading types of car crashes that result in injury or death in the United States. In fact, statistics show that head-on collisions account for only two percent of all motor vehicle accidents, yet are responsible for more than 10 percent of all auto accident fatalities.

For example, on the Skyline Bridge in Appleton, Wisconsin, two people were injured in a head-on collision on Wednesday night. According to an article by FOX 11 News, officers with the Appleton Police Department stated that a 60-year-old woman was heading north across the bridge when she veered her vehicle and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by an 84-year-old Florida man.

Both drivers suffered serious injuries as a result of the Appleton car accident and were transported by rescue crews to a local hospital.

So what can you do to prevent being involved in a head-on car crash?

  • Try to anticipate where a head on collision may occur. Normally, straight roads and highways are much more likely to see a serious head-on collision than a winding rural road.
  • If you do find yourself about to be in a head-on collision, it is best to try and slow the vehicle as quickly as possible without losing control in order to reduce the impact of the collision.

The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz hope that these tips keep you out of harms way on your next trip.