On May 14, 2023, a head-on collision in East Windsor caused serious injuries, sending two people to the hospital. The accident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. The Broad Brook Fire Department reported that both patients suffered moderate to serious injuries. No other details were released.
About Head-On Collisions
Generally, head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of crashes. A head-on collision is a full-frontal collision. One can occur when two vehicles collide directly from the front, usually while traveling in opposite directions. A head-on collision can also happen if a vehicle drives straight into a stationary object, such as a road barrier, building, or telephone/electric pole.
A head-on collision exerts a significant amount of force on each vehicle on impact. The resulting injuries are often severe, if not fatal. Vehicle head-on collisions make up approximately 14 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities each year and 27 percent of all roadway departure (RwD) fatalities.
Injury claims stemming from head-on accidents require an in-depth investigation into how the collision occurred and who should be held accountable. Our experienced Connecticut car accident attorneys have the resources and knowledge to make these determinations in your claim.
Causes Of Head-On Crashes
While the cause of the head-on crash in East Windsor remains unknown, several common reasons for these accidents, including:
- Distracted driving: Drivers texting, talking on the phone, or otherwise not paying attention to the road may cross into opposing lanes and hit other vehicles or stationary objects head-on.
- Drowsy driving: A drowsy driver could lose control of the vehicle, especially if they close their eyes or even fall asleep behind the wheel.
- Driver confusion: Confused drivers entering a one-way street or a highway going in the wrong direction often cause head-on collisions.
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: Drunk or drugged driving can cause a motorist to behave unsafely or erratically behind the wheel and veer into the front of other vehicles coming in the opposite direction on the road.
- Passing improperly: If a motorist illegally crosses a double yellow line to pass, it could result in a head-on crash with motorists going in the other direction and obeying the law.
- Reckless driving: Reckless drivers might lose control of their vehicle, causing them to veer and crash into stationary objects or oncoming traffic.
Head-on collisions can also happen due to other factors, such as poorly designed roads or inadequate signage.
We Help Head-On Collision Accident Victims And Their Families
At Berman & Russo, our Connecticut car accident attorneys fight for the rights of head-on collision accident victims and their families. We know the injuries are severe, and the damages significant. No matter what it takes, we work tirelessly to stand up for your rights. Schedule your no-obligation case consultation by calling 860-644-1548 today or contacting us online.