Head-On Collision in Pacific Causes Major Injury

A head-on collision in Pacific, San Francisco left one person with major injuries on Thursday morning. 

The collision occurred on October 21st at around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 1. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, an SUV collided head-on with a garbage truck for undetermined reasons. 

Due to the impact, one unidentified person sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

In addition, Highway 1 was shut down for about 90 minutes while officers investigated and cleaned up the scene of the accident. 

The crash remains under investigation, further details will be provided once gathered. 

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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