A car crash in Linwood injured two people on August 2, 2018.
According to ABC-13 WBKO, this collision took place on North Jackson Highway close to Green River Bridge. Allegedly, one driver swerved across the center yellow line and hit a car in the opposing lane head-on.
First responders transported the injured drivers to local hospitals for treatment. Thankfully, both crash victims are expected to survive their injuries. Police are now investigating the cause of this accident.
Head-on collisions only make up about 2 percent of total crashes per year in the USA. Although these crashes are rare, they are one of the most fatal types of accidents drivers could get involved in. Data from the US Government shows that head-on collisions usually account for 10 percent of fatal traffic accidents every year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says head-on crashes are more likely to occur in rural areas. In their 2005 report, the NHTSA showed that 13 percent of rural fatal crashes were the result of head-on collisions. By contrast, head-on collisions accounted for 7 percent of fatal crashes in urban environments.
Head-on collisions often result in serious injuries or death, and are often caused by distracted drivers.
Injured In Head-On Collision? Call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC
Even if you’re fortunate enough to survive a head-on collision, you’ll most likely have to deal with potentially life-altering injuries. It’s not uncommon for head-on crash victims to suffer from bone fractures, hip dislocations, and even traumatic brain injuries. Anyone involved in a head-on collision due to another driver’s negligence should contact the lawyers at Kaufman & Stigger PLLC for a free consultation.
Our attorneys know all about Kentucky’s car accident laws and will take the time to help you understand your rights. Please don’t accept whatever the insurance companies want to give you until you’ve had a discussion with one of our compassionate lawyers.
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