Man Killed in Austin Head-On Collision
A 20-year-old man is dead following a head-on collision in Austin last week.
Details of the Austin Wrong-Way Crash
According to KXAN, the fatal crash occurred on August 17 around 9:08 pm.
Police say a driver traveling a black Honda CRV in the 11000 block of Jollyville Road when it veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a blue Hyundai. A man in the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation, and details are limited at this time. Anyone with information on the crash should call (512) 974-8111.
Head-On Collision Statistics
According to statistics published by the Boston Globe, wrong-way collisions kill around 360 people annually.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wrong-way collisions account for just 3 percent of recent years’ crashes on highways; they are, however, much more likely to end in fatalities and critical injuries than any other form of crash.
The fatality rate is between 12-17 percent higher in accidents involving wrong-way collisions than other types of accidents.
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