Monday morning a 21-year-old is dead after a head-on collision in Wallula, WA. The 21-year-old was driving his Dodge Ram truck at 1:30 a.m. when he drove into the other lane and struck with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was reported to be uninjured. Authorities are still investigating the accident but suspect that there was no drugs or alcohol involved and the driver who died at the scene was wearing his seatbelt.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 5,878 deaths occurred in 2014 that were frontal impact accidents that involved multiple vehicles. The were 11, 104 fatalities with a frontal point of impact that year for all crashes. The frontal point of impact accounted for over 50% of the crashes in both scenarios. The 21-year-old in this accident falls under the following statistics. 2014 26% of passenger vehicle occupants killed were under the age of 25. Also, 73% of passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2014 were drivers, and 71% of these were males.
There are 12 driver deaths per million registered passenger vehicles that were involved in multiple vehicle accidents that were frontal impacts in comparison to 5 deaths per million side impact accidents and one death per million rear impacts. There can be many reasons for a head-on collision some of the accidents that have been handled by Meyerkord & Kurth are drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding and aggressive driving, hit-and-run accidents, pedestrian accidents, intersection accidents, rear-end accidents, defective auto parts, rollover accidents and fatal auto accidents.
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