Head-On Collision Injures 2 in Millersville
A head-on collision in Millersville, Tennessee, caused two people to suffer serious injuries Friday morning on Highway 31.
According to a report by wsmv.com, the accident occurred around 6 a.m. in Sumner County. It’s currently unknown what circumstances led to the two vehicles colliding head-on, but police say that the impact of the collision caused both drivers to become trapped inside their vehicles.
Emergency crews were able to rescue both victims from their cars soon after arriving at the scene, and they were transported to a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The collision caused police to close both lanes of traffic on Highway 31 for several hours while they worked to clean up the accident scene and investigate the cause of the accident.
How Can You Avoid Head-On Collisions?
A head-on collision is most drivers’ worst nightmare, as these types of crashes involve huge amounts of force that is often directed directly at drivers and passengers of the vehicles involved. To reduce your risk of being involved in a head-on collision, do your best to follow some of the safety tips listed below:
- Drive slowly around tight turns on two-lane roads.
Two-lane roads where cars traveling in each direction are separated by only a yellow line of paint are among the most likely spots for head-on collisions to occur—especially when they feature blind or extreme hairpin turns. That’s why it’s important to always take turns on roads or highways with no middle divider as slowly as possible to give you more time to react to another vehicle encroaching in your lane and to lessen the impact if a collision does occur.
- Drive in the far right lane on highways and interstates.
The further you can place yourself and your vehicle from oncoming traffic, the better. If you’re driving on a roadway with multiple lanes, stay in the lane furthest away from traffic that’s moving in the opposite direction. By giving yourself more space, you’re much less likely to be struck head-on by a vehicle that drove over the median and into oncoming traffic.
- Drive cautiously and stay alert on narrow one-lane roads or alleys.
Many streets and alleys in urban areas feature one-way traffic. While signs generally indicate the direction of traffic, drivers who are unfamiliar with the area and don’t see any vehicles traveling in the correct flow of traffic may mistakenly enter the roadway heading the wrong direction. Even when you enter a one-way street correctly, it’s still important to keep your eyes peeled for drivers who turn towards due to a missed sign or a lack of familiarity with the area.
- Drive only when sober and fully rested.
The onus of avoiding head-on collisions falls on every driver. That means it’s vital that you never drive after drinking, taking prescription medication that makes you drowsy, or while sleepy. Safe driving requires total focus, concentration, and alertness—and being capable of responding to potential accidents is the best way to keep yourself and your family safe on the road.
The Hendersonville car accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law have helped victims of head-on collisions get the compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We know how these types of accidents can affect people’s lives, and we know what it takes to help get the resources they need to move forward.
If you or someone you love was injured in a head-on collision in Tennessee, don’t get just any law firm. Get the experienced professionals at Matt Hardin Law. Contact us today at (615) 200-1111 or fill out a free online form.