Family, friends, and a community are in mourning after a head-on crash in rural Montgomery County claimed a young lady’s life. In the meantime, investigators are trying to figure out how two cars, each carrying three people, slammed into each other, ejecting two people. The crash occurred in the Dawsonville area of Montgomery County on Darnestown Road at Whites Ferry Road. Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the 2003 Chevrolet S10 Trailblazer to cross the center line and slam into a 2008 Honda Accord injuring five people. Police say shortly after the wreck the Trailblazer slammed into a tree. The force of the accident was so intense two people were reportedly ejected from the vehicle, including the 23-year-old female victim who was rushed to the hospital where she later died.
Another 23-year-old man was also ejected from the car. According to officials, he remains hospitalized in critical condition. Police say alcohol is a possible contributing factor in the crash. The Collision Reconstruction Unit is asking anyone with information to come forward.
Head-On Collision Causes and Consequences
When two vehicles of equal weight and size going the same speed crash head on, it is like crashing into a brick wall, and all forward movement stops all at once. The injuries caused by these type of car wrecks are often permanent and debilitating. This is why head-on collisions result in the highest number of fatal crashes, because the combined forces are so high.
Head-on collisions are common when one vehicle crosses the center line and begins driving on the wrong side of the road. They are also a common occurrence when a driver takes the wrong ramp onto a highway. Only experienced head-on accident attorneys can truly determine who was at fault in your accident, which is why consulting our experienced injury attorneys is crucial if you believe someone else’s negligence caused your crash.