One of the most dangerous type of auto accident is the head on collision. In our experience as Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we know that head-on collisions are frequently deadly. We also know that the addition of air bags to cars and the use of seat belts dramatically increases your chance of survival if you are ever involved in a head-on crash. As we study head-on wrecks, we find there are three causes of these types of collisions that warrant special attention.
A Kansas City man was killed and three other victims suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in a catastrophic auto injury in North Kansas City on Thursday March 15, 2012. The fatal injury accident happened at 46th terrace and North Brighton Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri around 6:45 a.m. when a silver Pontiac collided head on with a southbound Tahoe.
Here are some tips to help avoid a head on collision:
- Driving While Drowsy/Falling Asleep At The Wheel - if you feel tired, do not continue to drive. Drivers often think they can go on by talking on their cell phone, rolling down the windows, or turning up the volume on the radio. Unfortunately, these strategies end up further distracting an already tired driver and often lead to an accident.
- Driving Impaired Due to Drugs or Alcohol - we all know not to drink and drive or to operate a car under the influence of drugs, but even one drink and some over-the-counter drugs can significantly impact your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Don't take the chance if you feel even the least bit impaired.
- Distracted Driving - Cell phones, car TVs, radios, laptops, etc., all lead to drivers being distracted. Operating a motor vehicle is an incredible responsibility and requires the full attention of the driver.
As experienced Kansas City Auto Accident Lawyers, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Apperson and Whaley families. We also hope for a speedy and full recovery for those victims still hospitalized due to this tragic accident. During this holiday season, let's use extra care when driving and keep all of our Kansas City residents safe on the road.
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