Although they account for only 2% of overall car accidents, head-on collisions cause a much higher percentage of fatalities. A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles collide with their front ends. These are one of the most dangerous types of collisions, often resulting in serious injuries. One of the most common kinds of serious injuries that occur in head-on collisions is a traumatic brain injury. A TBI can be something as mild as a minor concussion and as serious as something that causes lasting brain damage, disrupting function and development. Another common serious injury that happens in head-on collisions is a spinal injury. Any spinal injury is serious; the most serious can result in partial or total paralysis.
ABC News reports that a woman has been killed when her SUV crashed head-on into a school bus.
The incident happened on Wednesday morning according to the Georgia State Patrol.
A 53-year-old woman from Temple, Georgia was driving a Ford Explorer when it crossed the centerline of Ga. 113 while negotiating a curve. She then struck a Carroll County School Bus head-on.
She was rushed to an Atlanta hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
At the time of the crash, only the bus driver and one student were on the bus. Both were evaluated by medics at the scene and released. The parents of the child on the bus were notified of the accident.
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