People normally associate head-on collisions with accidents that occur on two-lane roads. However, head-on collisions can happen on four-lane divided highways if another vehicle crosses the center median and enters the oncoming lanes of traffic. Among the most serious car accidents, head-on collisions can cause serious and fatal injuries to those involved, such as in a recent multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Coconut Creek.
The report of the Florida accident did not offer a lot of details, but it was stated that the crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. the afternoon of Sept. 15. Apparently, a driver in a Toyota sedan, described only as an adult woman, was driving along Sample Road, heading east, when she lost control of her car and crossed the center median. When she entered westbound lanes of traffic, she struck a Dodge pickup head-on.
Shortly after, a blue Honda sedan then collided with the back of the pickup. All vehicles sustained major damage. The woman driver of the Toyota who apparently caused the crash was killed at the scene, but the female driver of the Dodge pickup was injured and taken to a local medical center, where her condition was described as stable. The driver of the Honda was not listed as having suffered injuries.
Since the woman who allegedly caused this wreck died in the accident, her estate can still be named in any civil suits that arise from the victims. The injured woman in the pickup can pursue compensation for her injuries, as can anyone else who was hurt as a result of the crash. In order to understand their rights and options for obtaining compensation, affected parties will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida.