Richmond Hill — 1 Person Killed in Head-On Collision on U.S. Route 17
Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 12:41 am
At approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, one person was killed in a head-on collision that occurred in Richmond Hill, Georgia.
According to initial reports, a Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on the U.S. Route 17 while a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound. For an unknown reason, the Chevrolet crossed the median and struck the Ford.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified victim. 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.