One local driver was killed in a Hart County collision on August 14, 2018.
According to the Glasgow Daily Times, this crash happened at 8PM near South Dixie Highway’s 4300 block. Allegedly, one car headed south on South Dixie Highway swerved across the central line and hit a GMC pickup truck that was headed north. The force of this crash caused the GMC to burst into flames.
When first-responders arrived on the scene, they soon pronounced the male GMC driver dead. The driver traveling south was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Police are still investigating the cause of this terrible crash.
Although head-on collisions are relatively rare, they are amongst the most lethal accidents a person can get involved in. Even if a driver is lucky enough to survive this crash, s/he will most likely suffer traumatic life-altering injuries.
Data from SmartMotorist.com suggests distracted driving is a major cause of these crashes, especially on straight roads. Head-on collisions are also more likely to occur after a negligent driver speeds around a corner and crosses into an opposing lane of traffic.
It’s also more common for head-on collisions to happen on dry days when the sun is out. Safety experts say most drivers have a false sense of security on fine weather days, which often leads to poorer reaction times and more accidents.
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