One person was killed and two others sustained severe injuries following a head-on collision in Cherokee County on Saturday. According to Canton PD, the crash occurred on I-575 northbound just south of the Riverstone Parkway northbound off-ramp. The causes of the fatal frontal collision between a white Chevrolet Silverado truck, driven by a Marietta man, and a blue Honda Accord with two Tennessee residents on board are still under investigation. The police launched an appeal for anyone with information on the crash to come forward.
What makes head-on collisions so dangerous?
Head-on collisions, also known as frontal collisions, are a dangerous type of car accident that can cause severe injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), frontal collisions account for a significant portion of fatal accidents on US roads. In 2019, for instance, there were a total of 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in 36,096 deaths. Of these fatal crashes, 2,641 (8%) involved a head-on collision.