Head-on collisions are the most dangerous, damaging, and deadly kind of car accidents. When it comes to fatality rates, head-on collisions account for approximately 2% of all crashes but account for a greater fatality rate when compared to other kinds of crashes. In 2016, head-on collisions accounted for 9 deaths per million registered vehicles, compared to 2 deaths per million is side-impact crashes and fewer than 1 death per million in rear-impact collisions. The increase in fatality rate may be explained by the fact that head-on collisions often occur when a driver strays from their lane or drives the wrong way at high speeds.
The Macon Telegraph reports on a fatal head-on collision that claimed the life of a mother and daughter.
Jennifer Hammack of Milledgeville was killed in a Tuesday night crash along with her daughter near the Jones and Baldwin County line. The crash happened at 5:23 p.m. on Georgia 49.
Hammack was driving a 2014 Hyundai Azera southbound when she was hit head-on by a male driving a 1997 Ford F-150 that crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic. Just before crashing into Hammack, the driver of the Ford narrowly missed a Honda, which drove off the road to avoid a collision.
Both Hammack and her daughter died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Ford was airlifted to Medical Center, Navicent Health. He was reportedly in stable condition.
Hammack was an associate professor of justice studies at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
The crash remains under investigation.
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