Head-On Collision Kills Man On on Highway
An unidentified man was killed as the result of a head-on collision on Monday evening in Mendocino County.
The fatal accident occurred on September 27th around 4:11 p.m. in Ukiah on Highway 20.
The collision involved a Dodge Ram pickup which was towing another truck in a flatbed trailer and a box truck.
According to reports, the Dodge pickup was driving eastbound when it veered into the westbound lane. After crossing the double yellow lines, the truck collided head-on with a box truck.
The unidentified male driver of the pickup truck sustained life-threatening injuries and sadly died at the scene.
On the other hand, the box truck driver was taken to Howard Memorial Center with minor injuries.
Authorities will release the name of the deceased once the family is notified.
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