Another crash on Philadelphia’s bush and dangerous Roosevelt Boulevard sent four people to the hospital Sunday, November 3, 2109, around 11:15 p.m. According to police at the scene, the driver of a passenger car lost control and crossed the centerline and struck another motor vehicle head-on.
The crash took place near Tyson Avenue on the boulevard. Two people were trapped for a time and had to be extricated by EMS personnel. All four victims were taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. Police are unsure why the car lost control, and as of yet, no charges have been filed.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the head-on collision is one of the deadliest accident types. A head-on collision only account for 2% of all collisions yet 10% of all traffic fatalities. The reason for this is simple physics as the impact is comprised of the mass and velocity of both vehicles which causes a greater chance of serious injuries.
On undivided highways like Roosevelt Boulevard where the speed limit is high and traffic often heavy, the likelihood of a head-on increases. With no barrier or median, there is only a few feet between the lines of cars traveling in opposite directions, and a moment’s inattention or a swerve to miss an object or another car can send a vehicle across the centerline.
When this happens, the local trauma centers will need to be ready for certain types of injuries that come from a head-on collision. Some of these are:
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