Head-on crashes are one of the most dangerous types of crashes that a motorist can be involved in. Though they tend to make headlines, head-on crashes only constitute about 2% of all crashes nationwide. Unfortunately, due to the nature of head-on collisions, they account for about 10% of all motor vehicle accident fatalities.
Head-on collisions can occur for a number of reasons. Two of the primary causes behind head-on crashes are driver intoxication and driver distraction. Some other causes include drowsy driving, inadvertently entering the wrong way on a highway or interstate, and overcorrecting the vehicle, which can cause the car to cross over into oncoming lanes.
Savannah Now reports that a second person has died in a Monday night crash that killed a Fort Stewart Soldier.
The accident occurred on Monday night on East Oglethorpe Highway.
The driver who died was behind the wheel of a Dodge Dakota pickup truck and traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of East Oglethorpe Highway. At about 10:30 p.m., the driver hit a Chevy Malibu head-on.
The driver of the Dodge and a passenger in the Chevy were both transported by air to Memorial Health University Medical Center. The driver of the Chevy was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge succumbed to his injuries shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday following the accident.
A tractor-trailer that had been traveling east on the highway side-swiped the Dakota on the driver’s side before the truck came to a rest on the westbound side of the highway. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
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