Two Killed in Ripley County Head On Collision

At Tabor Law we've noticed more and more head on collisions being reported on Indiana roadways. On Saturday night, two people were killed when a car crossed the center line of State Road 129 in Ripley County. The motor vehicle operator who crossed the center line and a passenger in the car that was struck were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car that was struck head on also sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

While the cause of this fatal head on collision is still unknown, from experience, this type of collision can often be caused by distracted driving, and inadequate road area markings and signage of road conditions. Narrow two lane roadways have a high risk of fatal head on collisions.

According to Fortune magazine, 2016 was the deadliest year on our roadways in a decade with 40,000 fatalities nationwide. Statistics show that on average 10% of driving fatalities are caused by head on collisions. Four thousand individuals tragically died as a result of a head on collision.

As daylight hours continue to decrease, there is an increased need for taking precaution while driving-especially on narrow roadways and while driving at night or in poor weather conditions.

Nothing is quite as scary as a vehicle veering into your lane and driving towards your vehicle in your lane. While you may try to avoid a collision, you may not have time to get out of the way of an oncoming vehicle.

At Tabor Law Firm, we've handled hundreds of cases involving head on collisions. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured in a head on collision due to no fault of your own, contact the experienced Indiana personal injury attorneys at Tabor Law Firm. We have the experience and proven track record to help you get the recovery you deserve.

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