Out of all the different kinds of motor vehicle accidents, head-on collisions are probably the most dangerous type. When two vehicles traveling in opposite directions hit head-on, the force of the collision is so great that it often results in loss of life. According to statistics, only about 2% of accidents are head-on collisions, but these crashes account for over 10% of traffic fatalities in Tennessee and across the United States.
Details of a fatal accident
A recent wrong-way crash in Murfreesboro left two motorists dead and another seriously injured. The accident happened during the early evening hours on Fortress Boulevard. According to reports from the Murfreesboro Police Department, a minivan was headed south on Fortress Boulevard when, for unknown reasons, the driver crossed over into the northbound lane. Reports said the minivan then collided head-on with a northbound pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup truck was badly injured and air-lifted to a local hospital where he later died, authorities said. A passenger in the minivan also died a short time later at a hospital. Reportedly, the driver of the minivan was seriously injured but is in stable condition. Police said charges could be pending against the driver of the minivan.
What can families do in the aftermath?
Head-on collisions often result in very serious or fatal injuries. Families who suddenly lose a loved one in a tragic accident are often hit with unexpected expenses during a time of extreme emotional pain. Those in Tennessee who have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of another party reserve the right to pursue legal recourse. By contacting a skilled litigator and filing a wrongful death claim, families could be awarded much-needed financial relief.