While head-on collisions are the rarest of collisions, they often make up a disproportionate number of fatalities and serious injuries. This is because of the speed at which these collisions typically take place.
There can be many factors that cause a head-on collision. One of the most common causes is distracted driving and driving while intoxicated. Another cause is when a person is recklessly driving and passing improperly. Speeding and drowsy driving are other factors behind head-on collisions.
Head-on collisions can cause serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, multiple broken bones, and lacerations.
The Clayton Tribune reports that two people have died in an accident involving 5 vehicles near Clayton.
The accident occurred at about 4:25 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Highway 441 and Old Highway 441 in Clayton.
22-year-old Tristan Bartlett was heading southbound on Georgia 15 in a Jeep Commander. For unknown reasons, he failed to maintain his lane and crossed over the center lines.
Several vehicles were involved in the collision, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a Chevrolet Silverado, a Kia Sorento, and a Chevrolet pickup truck.
Passengers in the Chevy truck had minor injuries. The couple on the Harley-Davidson motorcycle were killed in the accident.
Bartlett sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.
The accident is being investigated by the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
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