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Violent Head-On Collision Results in Two Car Accident Fatalities

Chicago head-on car accident lawyerTwo Chicago area teens were killed when their Subaru sedan collided with a Chrysler 300 late Saturday night in a high speed head-on collision. The collision, which occurred on Doty Avenue in Chicago’s Far South Side, serves as a sobering reminder of the violence of many head-on collisions. All four passengers involved in the collision suffered serious injury, with the two Subaru occupants suffering fatal injuries. 

Tragically, this accident was just one of many fatal head-on collisions that occur each year around the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as many as six million automobile collisions occur each year nationwide. While head-on collisions are less common than rear-end collisions and other types of automobile accidents (head-on collisions account for 7% of all urban vehicular crashes and 13% of all rural accidents), they come with increased chances of fatal injuries. 

Why Are Head-On Collisions So Dangerous? 

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highway safety plan, Lake County car accident injury lawyer, roadway departure crashes, rumble strips, car crash fatalityWhile motor vehicles are an essential, inescapable part of our daily lives, they are also very dangerous. Even though they have plenty of safety features, cars are still large pieces of metal that weigh more than two tons, on average, and travel at high speeds. These factors mean that any collision between a car and a person, object, or other vehicle is likely to result in injuries for anyone involved.

Roadway departure car accidents, which occur when a vehicle leaves the road or crosses the road’s centerline, are some of the most common accidents that take place in Illinois, and account for 33 percent of all fatalities and serious injuries. As part of its plan to reduce the number of fatalities on its roads, Illinois has put several new initiatives into place to reduce the dangers of roadway departure.

The Strategic Highway Safety Plan

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