One person was killed Sunday morning in a head-on collision in Atlanta. According to Fox 5, the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-20 near Boulevard SE. When police arrived at the scene, they found two vehicles that appeared to have sustained damage consistent with a head-on collision. One of the vehicles’ occupants was unresponsive, and they were pronounced dead at the scene by medics.
Traffic was shut down in the area for a couple of hours following the accident. At the time of the news station’s publication, the accident remained under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department’s Accident Investigations Unit, which has determined a head-on collision did occur but did not indicate which driver was at-fault or whether the fatality was one of the drivers or a passenger of one of the vehicles. Additionally, no details were given as to whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Head-on collisions occur when the front of one vehicle impacts the front of another vehicle. While alcohol is a common factor in head-on collisions, this type of crash can also be the result of other negligent driving behaviors such as distracted driving, fatigued driving, driver confusion, or unfamiliarity with the roadway. Head-on collisions, while not as common as other accident types, tend to have a particularly high fatality rate due to the increased force of the impact between the vehicles caused by their forward motion and speed.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a head-on collision in Atlanta, an experienced car accident lawyer from Cambre & Associates, LLC can help you understand the process of seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury or loss. For a free case evaluation, send us a message.