STERLING, IL- The daily-chronicle.com writes that a man from Genoa was injured in a head-on collision that occurred in Sterling on Saturday, January 12, 2019.*
The victim, Paul A. Alsup, 57 was driving eastbound on Route 30 a little before 12 p.m. when his 2014 Honda CRV was hit head-on.
The operator of the other vehicle, a 17-year-oldboy, reportedly lost control of his 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix and spun out of the westbound lanes and into the eastbound lanes where it collided with the Honda.
Alsup was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated. Reports indicate that Alsup was taken to the Mercy Medical Center for treatment.
The teen was charged for driving in the wrong lane. The 17-year-old was traveling with three passengers in the vehicle. No one in the Pontiac was injured.
Head-on collisions are caused by the same types of driver mistakes as drivers veering off the roadway. All of these types of accidents involve a driver failing to maintain their lane. Often, these crashes are the result of simple driver distraction. A driver who is focused on their phonewill remove their eyes from the roadway. Even something as simple as checking a text message takes a person’s eyes off the road for long enough to have them drift across a center line or off a roadway.
The best way to prevent head-on collisions is by separating traffic lanes to prevent vehicles from easily veering into oncoming traffic. This is extremely important on roads where vehicles travel at higher speeds. Cars do not have to be traveling particularly fast to cause a deadly head-on collision- anything above 43 miles per hour is likely to be deadly.
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