IOWA CITY- Qctimes.com writes that a head-on collision took place on U.S. Highway 67 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The victims were brought to the hospital via emergency helicopters.*
The authorities were called to the scene of the crash Wednesday evening. The collision left debris covering the roadway and caused traffic delays for several hours.
The authorities have not released the condition of the injured people who were the drivers of the two involved vehicles. One of the vehicles was a white pickup truck which was found in a ditch. The truck had caught fire in the crash. Bystanders and emergency responders were seen dousing out the fire before firefighters were able to extract the injured person inside. Witnesses say the firefighters had to cut the door from the truck to rescue the driver.
The other vehicle was a van. The driver of that vehicle was also trapped in her vehicle and had to be extracted by firefighters.
The crash is still being investigated.
Head-on collisions can happen in the blink of an eye. These crashes are devastating and are responsible for killing even good drivers who are paying attention to the road. In places where opposite moving lanes of traffic are not adequately separated by a barrier, a vehicle can easily drift into oncoming traffic because of a quick glance at a phone, or a radio dial. Because of the forces involved in cars traveling towards one another, vehicles do not have to be moving very fast to cause a severe and fatal crash.
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