Montezuma — 2 People Dead After Head-On Collision on Georgia State Highway 49
Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2020 at 12:47 am
Just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020, two people were killed in a head-on collision that occurred in Macon County, Georgia.
According to initial reports, Clarence D. Coleman, 22, was driving northbound on Georgia State Highway 49, near Montezuma, while a box truck was traveling southbound. For an unknown reason, Coleman lost control of the vehicle and crossed the centerline. The vehicle then spun into the truck’s path, thus causing the truck to hit the left side of the car. The car was then split in half, and the box truck overturned, hit a light pole, and went into a ditch.
Coleman was thrown from the car. He was taken to Perry Hospital where he later died.
The passenger, Shantion Deon Seats, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The box truck driver’s injuries are currently unknown.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a serious problem in this day and age, and yet they still happen quite often. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. The three common causes of car accidents are DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), speeding, and driving while distracted.
A particular type of car accident, head-on collision, is probably the most dangerous type of crashes of them all, simply because of the increased force sustained by both drivers. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they do account for well over 10% of driving fatalities. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death are some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision.
Car accidents, especially head-on collisions, are undeniably devastating for the victims and their loved ones. For that reason, if you are a victim of a head-on collision, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this type of crash, then never hesitate to reach out for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys are also present to help you protect your rights and get the justice that you deserve.