A head-on collision is often referred to as a frontal crash. Extreme physical trauma is common in head-on collisions and is often fatal due to the high speeds involved and the sudden impact of the crash. This trauma can result in broken bones, severe lacerations, burns, or internal injuries. By no means should such wrecks happen unless one, or both, drivers are acting carelessly in the driver’s seat.
Common Head On Collision Injuries:
Like any car accident, head-on crashes can lead to serious injuries. The high speeds in opposite directions in these accidents can cause especially devastating accident injuries:
- Brain trauma
- Broken bones
- Skull fractions
- Herniated disc
- Facial injuries including serious cuts and bruises
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Damage to your nervous system
- Spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are typically the result of an extreme blow to the head and are common in head-on collisions. Depending on the severity of the impact, the TBI (traumatic brain injury) symptoms may be as minor as headache and nausea or in extreme cases loss of consciousness or even result in death. Victims of a TBI may experience symptoms for as little as a few days and some may never recover.