Woman Killed in Mendocino County Head-On Crash

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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