Idaho State Police reported a two-vehicle-head-on car crash west of Idaho Falls. A vehicle traveling westbound on US20 crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a vehicle traveling eastbound with two juvenile passengers. All occupants of both vehicles were transported by air ambulance to a nearby hospital. Officials say all occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts at the time of the car crash. Traffic was blocked for about 50 minutes while crews worked to clear the accident. Eastbound traffic was blocked for an additional two hours. Idaho State Police are investigating this car accident.
Head-On Car Crash Statistics
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2005 there were 21,924 fatal crashes involving 32,512 vehicles and 54,990 people. 24,837 of these fatal collisions occurred in rural areas. Head-on car crashes are more likely to occur in rural areas. In fact, 13 percent of all rural fatal crashes are head-on collisions. Head-on crashes are responsible for less than seven percent of all urban fatal crashes.
Possible Causes of Head-On Car Crashes
A head-on collision typically occurs when a car crosses over the centerline of the roadway or a median in an attempt to pass but collides with an oncoming vehicle from the other direction. Another common reason for head-on collisions is from a wrong way driver. 75 percent of all head-on collisions happen on two-lane rural roads. This high rate of head-on collisions on rural roads indicates that these crashes are usually due to a failed passing maneuver. Head-on collisions are often serious and lead to many wrongful deaths. Other negligent acts that lead to a head-on collision include:
- Falling asleep while driving.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving distracted (i.e. using a mobile device while driving).
- Losing control of the vehicle.
- Road conditions.
Car Crash Attorney in Southeast Idaho
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in a car crash, contact the experienced car crash attorneys in Southeast Idaho at Brent Gordon Law Firm. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. We will fight for every penny you deserve. Call us now for a free consultation with an experienced car crash attorney to see if you have a good case. Call our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274 or our Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467.
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