“Head-On Collisions” And The Typically Serious Injuries

“Head-on collisions” are among the most physically traumatic vehicle accidents. They often result to serious accident injuries for all vehicle occupants. Furthermore, as seen in many such accidents in Illinois, a high percentage of those hurt pass away from their accident injuries.

Many aspects of these frontal collisions are further discussed on the “Southern Illinois ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. Various Southern Illinois of this type are highlighted.

An excerpt from that page:

As mentioned above, injuries that occur during “head-on crashes” are frequently serious in nature.  As seen in the Southern Illinois crashes mentioned above, many of these injuries lead to the death of those hurt in such collisions.  The range of accident injuries that result from such crashes is broad.  While some of these injuries can be recovered from, others can have lasting impacts on one’s health and livelihood.  Among the injuries that may cause permanent impairments is traumatic brain injuries (TBI.)  Traumatic brain injuries can be complex injuries that can take many forms.  In cases of serious head trauma, treatment and rehabilitation can take a considerable time period, ranging into years.  Traumatic brain injuries are further discussed on the “Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) In Southern Illinois Accidents” page.

The Madison Record article of May 15, 2019 discusses a $7.15 million jury verdict for an accident in which a “head-on collision” occurred. The article is titled “Motorist awarded $7.15 million following head-on collision with school bus…

An excerpt:

A St. Clair County jury awarded a man more than $7.15 million in a suit alleging he was permanently injured when a Mascoutah Community Unit School District bus driver crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision.

Another excerpt, regarding the plaintiff’s alleged injuries resulting from the collision:

As a result, Buchanan allegedly suffered permanent and disabling injuries, including a completely mangled left arm and injuries to his upper extremity and hips.

As seen in the article, the lawsuit alleged that the driver of the school bus “looked away from the road for about 10 seconds” prior to the collision.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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