Fatal Head-On Collision in Desert Hot Springs

Fiery Head-On Collision in Hot Springs

One woman was killed and one man injured following a head-on collision in Desert Hot Springs on Tuesday night.

The deadly crash took place around 10:46 p.m. on September 21st on Little Morongo Road.

According to reports, an unidentified 20-year-old woman driving northbound in a Lexus swerved into oncoming traffic.

As a result, she collided head-on with a southbound Toyota Corolla driven by a man.

Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, on the other hand, sustained major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

The impact of the head-on collision caused a fire, per reports.

Furthermore, neither drugs or alcohol are considered a factor at this time. However, the crash remains under investigation.

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways

  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions

  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

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