While head-on collisions are one of the rarer types of collisions, they tend to cause the largest amount of serious injury and fatality. Head-on collisions are also more likely to occur in rural areas than in urban areas, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only 7% of all fatal accidents in urban areas are head-on collisions, compared to 13% of all fatal collisions in rural areas. Distracted driving, driving while drowsy, driving while under the influence, ignoring traffic signs and signals, not adjusting driving behavior for weather or traffic, and poor passing technique are the top causes of head-on collisions.
11 Alive reports that a deadly head-on collision in Atlanta involved three vehicles and left one person dead.
The accident happened at about 8:30 P.M. on Atlanta’s west side on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Matilda Place.
When officers from the Atlanta Police Department arrived, they discovered that three vehicles had been involved.
The initial investigation indicated that a 2006 Mazda 3 had been traveling westbound on Hollowell Parkway. It crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a 2011 Ford F150 head-on. The impact caused the Mazda to collide with a third vehicle.
The driver of the Mazda was trapped in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.
One of the other drivers and two passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.
The Atlanta Police Accident Investigation Unit is performing an investigation, but no charges are expected to be filed.
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