Car accidents can lead to tragic outcomes. It is fortunate if a car accident only leads to costly car repairs and lawsuits. There are times that people who are involved in a car accident may need to seek medical attention because of injuries.
In some cases, an auto collision causes death. According to an article on Enjuris.com, the Texas Department of Transportation reported that in 2018 there is one person in every two hours and 25 minutes who died because of a car crash.
Furthermore, one person in every two minutes and seven seconds died for the same reason. And, in the same year, one reportable car crash happened every 58 seconds. In fact, Texas had the most number of recorded fatal car accident in all states in 2018.
A head-on collision is a common type of car accident. And, according to an article on Enjuris.com, injuries sustained in a car accident can vary depending on the type of accident.
An auto collision that involves two cars coming from opposite directions and hitting the front ends of each other can be very dangerous. An impact at break-neck speed can damage the body of the occupants of a car, especially if they are not wearing seatbelts.
Not wearing a seatbelt can be fatal in a head-on accident, according to the Monash University Accident Research Center’s Senior Research Fellow, Dr. David Logan. The expert further explained in the article that the body of a person inside a car continues to move forward even when a car is halted by an impact in a head-on collision. The body only stops when it hits an object like the steering wheel or the windshield.
The possible result of a head-on collision is a body suffering from one to a few severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries and neck and spinal cord injuries. A head-on accident can also lead to amputation and disfigurement, paralysis and even death.