Head-On Collision in Arkansas County Leaves 2 Dead
A car crash in Aransas County, Texas left both drivers involved dead early Wednesday morning.
About the Fatal Aransas County Crash
According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions of State Highway 35 when one of them, a Chevy Silverado, entered into oncoming traffic as it attempted pass another vehicle in front. It crashed head-on into a Ford F-150.
The two drivers, identified as Glen Prince and Daniel Olvera, were both dead on the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
Head-on Collision Statistics
Even though head-on collisions only account for approximately 2 percent of crashes they account for about 10 percent of fatalities.
They are the most dangerous form of collision with both drivers speeding towards each other before barreling into one another, resulting in greater impact forces than other collision.
Texas Car Crash Statistics for 2017
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- In 2017, more than 3,500 people were killed and more 17,500 people sustained serious injuries in vehicle crashes in Texas.
- In 2017, twenty-eight percent of crash-related fatalities in Texas involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
- Forty percent of of people killed in restraint-equipped vehicles in Texas in 2017 were not restrained at the time of the crash.
- There were 57 total pedalcyclist fatalities in 2017 in the state of Texas.
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