When motorists in Virginia get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are tasked with operating the vehicle safely. Unfortunately, there are various obstacles that can get in the way of a driver operating a motor vehicle safely. Distractions, recklessness and intoxication could cause a driver to unsafely operate a vehicle, even causing the automobile to drift from their lane. Whether it is because a driving is texting, speeding or under the influence of alcohol, traveling into the wrong way of traffic could result in a serious or even fatal head-on collision.
Emergency crews were dispatched to a head-on collision in Bedford County recently. According to preliminary investigation, the crash occurred at the intersection of Forest Road and Settlers Way at around 8:00 p.m. Heavy damage was reported to both vehicles, and Virginia authorities dispatched that there was an entrapment. Additional emergency vehicles arrived at the accident site and quickly extricated the driver from the vehicle.
The driver freed from the vehicle was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Another person involved in the crash was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It is not clear which vehicle the second patient came from. An investigation is still ongoing, and authorities have not revealed any details of the incident at this time.
A head-on crash is one that can cause severe damages and serious injuries. The fast speed of two vehicles colliding into each other can be destructive and deadly. Thus, those harmed by such a crash should take the time to understand what happened. When a driver crosses the centerline or is traveling in the wrong direction on the roadway, this is usually because of negligence. Thus, a personal injury action may be an option to hold a negligent driver accountable for the damages and losses arising from the crash.