Head-on collisions are one of the scariest types of accidents. They’re also one of the most deadly, despite all the safety features put in place to reduce their impact. Head-on collisions are often the fault of a driver not following the rules of the road, like in this case reported by NOPDNews.com. Seventh District police were called to an accident on Chef Menteur Highway on Monday afternoon. For unknown reasons, a Buick sedan crossed the raised median and struck a truck head-on, flipping the sedan onto its roof. The driver of the sedan was killed on impact. The truck driver had to go to the hospital to treat his injuries. It is unknown whether the victims were wearing seatbelts or intoxicated at the time of the crash. Any number of reasons could have caused this. Distracted driving, swerving to avoid something, mechanical failure, or reckless driving are just some of the things that can cause a crash. However, head-on collisions like this are often caused by unsafe behavior. No driver wants to drive against traffic. If you are in an accident and the other driver dies, it may still be possible to get compensation from their insurance company. If you have questions, talk with a personal injury attorney for advice.
New Orleans Head-On Collision News
Head-on crashes are fairly rare, but they’re often deadly. The force of two vehicles approaching at speed multiplies the impact. Drunk drivers, the elderly, and inexperienced drivers are the most common reasons for a head-on collision. One such collision happened in Lafourche Parish last Friday according to WVUE. It happened on LA Highway 20 in Chackbay in the late evening. A Ford Explorer Sport drifted across the center line and collided with a pickup truck. The two drivers, one of whom was in their 70s, were killed at the scene. A third vehicle also crashed into the accident. The six people in that vehicle received minor injuries. Police are unsure if either of the deceased men were drunk at the time of the crash, nor is speed assumed to be a cause of the incident. Older drivers start to see their driving ability slip over time. Reaction speeds slow down and road markings may become confusing. The most worrisome issue is vision. Drivers over a certain age must receive regular vision tests to make sure they can drive safely. If you have an older driver in your family, encourage them to get tested. Eventually, we will all have to stop driving due to age-related issues. The key is to know when it’s time to give the keys to someone else before a deadly accident.