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.
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