Fatal Head-On Collision in Windsor Leaves Woman Dead
Six people were injured and one woman killed on Saturday night as the result of a head-on collision.
The collision occurred on October 30th around 10:30 p.m. in Sonoma County.
According to CHP, the two vehicles collided on Porter Creek Road.
A Ford Fusion was reportedly heading westbound when it drifted into opposing traffic.
As a result, the Ford then hit a Toyota Highlander head-on.
Sadly, the female driver of the Ford died at the scene.
Additionally, the female driver of the Highlander along with her 5 passengers were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
The passengers in the Highlander were between the ages of 8 and 12 years and sustained major to moderate injuries.
Investigators are working 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