Fatal Head-on Collision Closes Down Highway 66
According to The Denver Post, a fatal car accident caused major delays when a highway was blocked off. Highway 66 was closed down on both sides near Pace Street when a head-on collision occurred between a Toyota SUV and a Hummer SUV. The driver of the Toyota was headed westbound when her car hit the eastbound Hummer. The woman driver was transported to a near by hospital but died from injuries. There were 5 occupants in the Hummer and they were all transported to the Longmont United Hospital for injuries. No statement on their conditions has been released. The police are still investigating the cause of the head-on collision.
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According to data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fatalities in head-on collisions were four times as many in a passenger car than a light truck. When a passenger car is involved in an accident it is more likely to involve a fatality if the collision occurred in the front. There were 1,092 fatalities of head-on collisions in passenger cars in 2010. There were 2,740 people killed in passenger car accidents in 2010. However, rollover crashes are one of the most deadly forms of a car crashes. Rollover passenger vehicle crashes account for one-third of fatal crashes. There are over 5 million car accidents a year in the United States. There were over 30,000 fatal crashes in 2011. Every 12 years a person is expected to be involved in a car accident. The chances of you or a loved one being involved in a car collision is very likely.