Unfortunately, head-on collisions typically do not end well. The fatality rate is high due to high speeds from both cars and extreme impact. Depending on the speed the cars are going and the weight of the cars that hit will greatly factor into the victims survival rate. Also, you must factor in safety belts as well as if the air bag deploys. A slower speed will increase your chance of surviving, however, it’s unlikely you can predict and prepare for a collision. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, head-on collisions at speeds under 40mph are feasible to survive. Anything higher will result in death or severe injuries.

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