Head-On Collision Leaves One Person Seriously Injured at Intersection in Tahoe Vista
A Tuesday evening car accident left one person with serious injuries on November 2nd.
The head-on collision occurred at 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 28 and Stag Drive.
CHP reported that a Ford F-150 collided head-on with a sedan under unclear circumstances.
As a result of the impact, one of the vehicles flipped over and landed on its roof.
One of the involved persons was transported to a local hospital with major injuries, however their condition is unknown.
Authorities also shut down the intersection for a period of time to clean up.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability.
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