Deadly Accident on Albion Ridge Road
California Highway Patrol is actively investigating a fatal head-on collision that occurred in Mendocino County on Saturday afternoon.
Per reports, the accident occurred just before 4 p.m. on February 19th.
A Toyota Rav4 was driving east on Albion Ridge Road prior to crossing over the solid yellow lines.
As a result, the vehicle then collided with an oncoming Honda Accord.
The 63-year-old female passenger of the Accord was rushed to a local hospital, where she sadly died.
In addition, the 25-year-old male driver of the Accord suffered minor injuries. The other two passengers also suffered major injuries.
The Toyota driver, a 24-year-old man, also suffered minor injuries.
Authorities worked at the scene for hours following the accident.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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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