Four Die in Head-On Collision in Northern Texas

In Morgan Hill, Texas a head-on collision killing four people took place on April 29, 2013. The accident occurred when one of the vehicles crossed the center line and headed into oncoming traffic. The vehicle that crossed over was a Volkswagen Beetle driven by an 18 year-old female. Sitting passenger seat with her was a 19 year-old female.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the Beetle was heading southbound on Highway 281 when it crossed the median and struck a Mercedez Benz driven by a 29 year-old male. Alongside the 29 year-old male was his 26 year-old wife. Unfortunately, both drivers and passengers in the two vehicles died due to the head-on collision. Investigators are not immediately sure what caused the Beetle to cross into oncoming traffic.

The Severity of Head-On Collisions

Unfortunately, head-on collisions occur quite commonly and are one of the more severe types of traffic accidents today. A head-on collision is when both front ends of two vehicles smash into each other. While head-on collisions are not as common as rear-end accidents, when they occur they have the most devastating effects. Head-on collisions tend to be more fatal as the force of impact is much stronger. For example, if two opposite cars are traveling at a rate of 40 MPH, when they meet the impact will be at 80 MPH. Because the impact is twice the rate of speed, many victims do not survive the impact. 

Head-on collisions may take place for a number of reasons. Often times, a driver will become distracted and lose attention to the road. When this occurs, the vehicle may drift across the median line and into oncoming traffic. Other times, a drunk driver may enter the freeway using the exit ramp and head into oncoming traffic. Sadly, many innocent motorists have been killed due to wrong-way crashes caused by driving under the influence.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

Regardless of the cause, if you have been injured in a head-on collision, you should seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney immediately. With the assistance of a personal injury attorney, you may be able to earn monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact the attorneys at Mullen and Mullen to file a personal injury claim today.