Man Killed in Vegas Head-On Collision
Two vehicles collided head-on in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening, October 26th.
As a result of the impact, an unidentified 45-year-old man was killed in the crash.
The crash occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Rancho Drive between a Chrysler 300 and Ford F-150 pickup.
Reports included that the driver of the Chrysler 300 was headed northbound on Rancho when it crossed into opposing traffic.
Due to it veering into the other lane, it collided head on with the southbound pickup truck.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries, however the male driver of the Chrysler died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation to determine what may have factored into the collision.
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