Head-on collisions only account for approximately 2% to 3% of all collisions that occur in the United States each year. These collisions, unfortunately, make up more than a proportionate number of fatalities. This is primarily due to the nature of head-on collisions, which generally take place at high speeds.
While there are few studies that indicate the causes behind wrong-way collisions, it is thought that there are a few factors at play. Distracted and drunk driving are a source of several dangerous and deadly head-on collisions that occur each year. Improper passing and drowsy driving are two other factors that can lead to head-on collisions.
The Rockdale Newton Citizen reports that a woman has been killed in a head-on collision on Flat Shoals Road.
The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a fatal June 12th crash that occurred on Flat Shoals Road in Covington.
According to the Georgia State Patrol report, a 51-year-old female driver was headed east on Flat Shoals Road at about 10:05 p.m. on June 12th. As she approached Stephenson Road, her 2006 Dodge Charger collided head-on with a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.
The driver of the Charger succumbed to her injuries on June 13th at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The female driver of the Malibu was transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center. Her current condition has not been released to the public.
The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is leading the accident investigation.
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