Fatal Head-On Collision Claims One Life, Injures Others
A multi-vehicle accident resulted in the death of a pick-up driver when he collided head-on with an SUV after a failed attempt to pass the traffic ahead of him on US 1 North. The accident also involved a box truck that was driving in front of the SUV; the driver of the box truck managed to swerve out of the pick-up truck’s way and the pick-up truck merely sideswiped the box truck itself before hitting the SUV head on. Of the five people traveling in the SUV, three were taken to the hospital for treatment as well.
Rare But Deadly
Head-on crashes occur most often when one vehicle crosses over the median into the path of oncoming traffic – and many, such as was apparently the case in the recent Route 1 accident, occur as a result of a failed attempt to pass other traffic on a two-lane road or highway. Though these types of crashes account for only a small percentage of total auto accidents, they often result in the most severe and serious injuries and the highest rates of fatalities. Those who do survive often face a lifetime of medical struggles.
The Range Of Head-On Crash Injuries
In any auto accident, a wide range of injuries can occur. This is certainly no different when looking at injuries sustained in head-on crashes. Some of the accident victims who may be lucky enough to escape the incident with just minor injuries may suffer cuts and bruises, though even ‘just’ cuts can result in permanent scarring to the victim. Other victims may suffer broken bones, soft tissue damage, whiplash, or back and spine injury. Depending upon the extent of these injuries, recovery may take some time and be quite costly. More serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries can lead to life-long recovery and rehabilitation and may require significant levels of care, quite possibly for the rest of the victim’s lifetime. The most serious injuries in a head-on collision, of course, would include death, most often from being thrown from the vehicle as a result of the impact.
Contact Alan Goldfarb, P.A. For Auto Accident Representation
When you have been involved in an auto accident and have suffered injuries as a result, you need to take action to receive the compensation you deserve. With more severe auto accidents such as head-on collisions that result in extreme injuries, victims may face long-term medical issues and exorbitant medical bills. Help is available for you and your family as you begin the process of recovering from your accident. At the office of Alan Goldfarb, P.A., you will find experienced legal professionals who are dedicated to your success. The Miami attorneys at the office of Alan Goldfarb, P.A. will review your case with you and determine the best strategy to get the results you need. We will be by your side from the start to the finish of your case and help to ensure your court experience goes as smoothly as possible. Contact us now to schedule your no cost, no obligation consultation and let us help you get started today.