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Two Killed in Head-On Collision

Two men were killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 95 in which one driver was traveling the wrong way, according to recent reports. One driver was traveling north on southbound U.S. 95 near the Snow Mountain Exit. The driver hit two vehicles then hit another head-on. Both drivers were killed instantly, according to the Nevada State Patrol.

There is no word yet on whether alcohol or drugs was a factor in the crash or if the wrong-way driver suffered some type of medical issue. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Head-On Collision Facts and Figures

While head-on collisions are responsible for only four percent of all accidents, they represent 18 percent of all fatal collisions, according to statistics. This means that head-on collisions result in fatalities far more often than other types of crashes.

Head-on crashes are also more likely to happen on certain types of roads. About 75 percent of head-on crashes occur on rural roads, and about 75 percent occur on undivided two-lane roads in both rural and urban settings. Head-on crashes are much less likely on roads in which there are center dividers in place or even median strips.

Head-on crashes can occur for a variety of reasons. They can occur due to the driver of one car being overcome by a medical problem such as a stroke or heart attack, causing the driver to veer into oncoming traffic. They can also be due to distracted driving, such as texting or talking on the phone while operating a vehicle. Finally, many head-on collisions are due to drunk or drugged driving.

What Can I Do If I Am The Victim of a Head-On Collision

Head-on collisions are often very violent and can result in serious injury. If you have suffered physical or emotional trauma due to a head-on crash, be sure to talk to a personal injury attorney like those at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas about your case. These attorneys have many years of experience in helping victims recover compensation for expenses like medical treatment costs, lost wages, increased living expenses and even pain and suffering.

Call Bernstein & Poisson today to learn more about how you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, whether your crash was a head-on collision or some other type of car accident. We are ready to help you stand up for your rights.

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