Head-on collisions are some of the deadliest Texas car accidents. These collisions often involve high speeds and direct impact, increasing the chances of all occupants suffering serious injury. Head-on accidents are also almost always avoidable when motorists use common sense when behind the wheel. For example, the most common causes of head-on collisions are impaired driving, drowsy driving and distracted driving. Each of these driving behaviors involved a motorist’s decision to place their own convenience or desires over the safety of others on the road.
Recently, a tragic accident claimed the lives of two women and injured four others. According to a recent news report, the accident occurred around 1:45 am in Montgomery County, TX. The collision occurred near the Rayford/Sawdust exit in Spring.
Evidently, a woman driving a Honda was traveling the wrong way on the North Freeway when she crashed head-on with a Dodge pick-up truck. When emergency responders arrived on the scene, the wrong-way driver was immediately pronounced dead. Shortly after the collision, the pick-up truck caught fire.
All five people in the Dodge pick-up truck were alive after the accident but trapped inside the truck. Emergency crews worked for more than 20 minutes to retrieve all of the accident victims from the truck. Sadly, one of the passengers in the Dodge succumbed to her injuries while on the scene. She was pronounced dead after emergency life-saving measures failed. The other four occupants were all seriously injured and transported to local hospitals. They are expected to recover.
Investigators are still trying to determine why the wrong-way driver got on the freeway and where she entered the highway.
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