Head-on collisions are the deadliest type of motor vehicle accident. It occurs when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions hit directly head-to-head. The force generated by two speeding vehicles colliding head-on makes it easy to see why these types of car accidents are often fatal. Although only a small percentage of accidents in Louisiana and across the country are head-on collisions, nearly 10% of them are fatal.
Details of a fatal head-on crash
Recently in Bogalusa, 5 people were injured and one person was killed in a head-on collision. The accident happened at night on Louisiana Highway 21 near Little Southern Village Road. According to reports from the Louisiana State Police, a pickup truck driver was headed north in the southbound lanes of Highway 21. Reportedly, the pickup collided head-on with a southbound SUV.
The impact of the collision caused the SUV to flip over. Authorities said the driver of the SUV was wearing a seatbelt but still suffered serious injuries. Four occupants in the SUV suffered minor or moderate injuries. Tragically, the driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene.
Where to go for help
Most of the time, head-on collisions like this are caused by a negligent driver traveling in the opposite direction on the wrong side of the road. Crash victims, or surviving families of deceased victims, are often left feeling helpless. Anyone who has suffered injuries or the loss of an immediate family member due to negligence car accidents can get help by contacting an experienced and trusted lawyer. By filing a lawsuit in Louisiana, victims and families could obtain much-needed and deserved monetary damages to help ease their pain and suffering.