The Ohio State Highway Patrol is heading an investigation into a fatal head-on collision in Strongsville. The accident happened at about 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 25th, on Royalty Road. The OSHP arrived at the scene after receiving a call from the Strongsville Police.
According to the state troopers, their preliminary investigation revealed that the Dodge driver was westbound on Royalton Road, east of Interstate 71. Another female driver in a Toyota was eastbound.
The Toyota driver went left of the center at high speed while attempting to pass traffic. The act caused the car and the Dodge to collide head-on. The troopers said the Toyota driver was not wearing a seatbelt, and she sustained fatal injuries.
The OSHP has not revealed the identity of the woman. The Dodge driver suffered injuries and received treatment at the crash site. There is no additional information about the head-on collision in Strongsville.
A head-on collision occurs when the front of two cars hits each other at high speed. This accident type is one of the most common around the United States. The result of a head-on collision can be catastrophic, and most people either die from it or suffer severe life-changing injuries.
The most common causes of head-on collisions are distracted driving, driving while tired, and not adjusting behavior to adverse weather conditions. Other contributors are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and disobeying traffic rules and signals.
Drivers who fail to maintain their lane or use poor overtaking techniques also cause head-on collisions. After a head-on collision, the police begin an investigation to identify the at-fault party. Once the police identify the negligent driver, the victim can bring an action to recover damages. Consult an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer to find out the available options.