Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous motor vehicle accidents. These accidents typically involve direct impact at high speeds, often leading to deadly consequences. At the same time, most head-on accidents are entirely avoidable if motorists use sound judgment when behind the wheel and follow all traffic laws.
Recently, a two-year-old was killed in a Houston wrong-way accident. According to a local news report, the collision occurred on Eastex Freeway at North Loop 610 at around 3 a.m. Evidently, a family of five was traveling northbound on the highway when another driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes crashed into the family’s vehicle. It later came out that a police officer on the other side of the highway noticed the wrong-way driver but could not get to the driver in time.
As a result of the accident, the family’s two-year-old child was killed. Additionally, the wrong-way driver also lost her life in the accident. This accident is the second fatal wrong-way accident occurring in Houston within the past month.
While the possibility of a wrong-way accident is always present, certain factors make these accidents more likely. For example, many head-on collisions occur in the evening hours. One reason for this is that motorists may have a harder time making out street signs when it is dark outside. Additionally, there are more drunk drivers on the road in the evening hours.
Drunk driving is a leading cause of head-on collisions, and all car accidents, for that matter. Additionally, drunk driving accidents are much more likely to result in fatal injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 16,000 fatalities related to drunk driving each year. These account for about 28% of all fatal traffic accidents.
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