The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), tracked 32,445 crashes throughout Florida in April 2023. The FLHSMV reports that those accident levels are slightly down from the 35,620 car accidents that occurred in March. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), head-on collisions accounted for over 10% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2020. Head-on collisions are extremely dangerous and resulted in 3,621 deaths and thousands more injured throughout 2020 according to the III. Causes for head-on collisions range from distracted driving or inhibited driving to reckless driving and fatigue. Such collisions typically occur when a car crosses into an opposite lane of traffic and strikes a car going in the other direction. A recent news article discusses a fatal head-on collision in Marion County, Florida.
According to the news report, the accident occurred around 11:45 am on Friday, April 28, when a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer collided with a 2013 Honda CR-V. A member of the highway patrol stated that the Chevrolet Trailblazer was heading East on Highway 387 when it went left of center and struck the Honda CR-V head-on. The driver and both passengers inside the Honda CR-V were all killed in the crash as well as the driver of the Chevrolet Trailblazer. A passenger in the Chevrolet Trailblazer was injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The Marion County Coroner stated that one of the vehicles had Florida license plates while the other car had Ohio license plates. The identities of the individuals involved in the crash had not been revealed at the time of publication.
In most head-on car accidents, at least one of the drivers involved is responsible for the crash. If a driver or motorist is drunk or tired and leaves their lane, resulting in a head-on crash, they would be responsible. Occasionally, road design or layout can be responsible, such as if there is inadequate signage or confusing traffic lining on the roads. In some instances, the vehicle manufacturer is responsible if a vehicle defect causes a crash. Determining who is responsible is an essential task when exploring a legal claim for damages. Having a good understanding of the cause of a crash can ensure you recover the maximum compensation for your injury.
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