One driver passed away in a head-on collision in Graves County on August 29, 2018.
Heartland News reports that this crash occurred at 8:20PM on KY 131 close to Mossy Pine Lane. Allegedly, a driver headed northbound swerved into the southbound lane and crashed head-on into another car.
The driver that swerved out of the northbound lane was soon pronounced dead from her injuries. The driver and passenger in the other car were also rushed to the hospital, but both are expected to survive their injuries.
Police are still investigating the cause of this crash.
The Dangers Of Head-On Collisions
Although head-on collisions are rare, they are amongst the most fatal accidents a motorist can be involved in. Even if you’re lucky to survive a head-on collision, it’s likely you’ll suffer a traumatic injury.
Statistics show about 80 percent of head-on collisions happen during the daytime when there is no inclement weather. Road safety experts say this is the case because drivers are more likely to be distracted and/or speed in sunny conditions.
Research into head-on collisions found that about 30 percent of head-on collisions were caused by drivers speeding around curves. A whopping 63 percent of head-on crashes, however, were caused while drivers were headed straight. Distracted driving, DUI, and driver’s fatigue all increase the odds of a head-on collision.
Injured In A Head-On Crash? Call Kaufman & Stigger
People injured in head-on collisions due to another driver’s negligence are encouraged to call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC for a free consultation. Our lawyers have years of experience helping crash victims get compensation and closure for terrible accidents.
Victims of head-on collisions often face serious medical challenges like traumatic brain injury, bone fractures, and spinal cord injuries. Sadly, insurance companies often will take advantage of you in your hour of need. Only a trusted lawyer from Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC can ensure you’re getting all the medical compensation you’re entitled to.
All calls to Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC are free and confidential. Never hesitate to get in touch with one of our compassionate attorneys at (800) 937-8443.