NORTH FORT MEYERS, FL – According to Nbc-2.com, two people were killed in a car accident on SR 31. The victims were identified as Rita Matz, 67 and Barbara Gates, 73.
Matz was driving a Honda CRV northbound when she attempted to drive into the southbound lanes. The Honda spun out and ended up in the path of a Ford F-150 driven by Terry Lee Foster.
The front left side of the Ford struck the left side of the Honda.
The Honda flipped over and ended up on its side.
In addition to the two victims, Mabel Hawkins, 66, was in the Honda. Foster was driving with Jade LaPointe, 12. Hawkins, LaPointe, and Foster were all injured in the accident and taken to the Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Head-on crashes involve two vehicles that are traveling in opposite directions. These collisions are some of the most severe car accidents to take place on the road. A head-on collision involves incredible forces even when vehicles are not traveling at particularly high speeds.
Unfortunately, many roads are not designed to prevent these types of accidents. Roads that are simply divided by lines are hazardous because it is extremely easy for a vehicle to drift over the center line and into oncoming vehicles. Just a momentary distraction can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle and to swerve off the roadway, veer into another lane or into oncoming traffic. Driving on roads with center medians can reduce a high number of these vehicle collisions. When the speed limit is 45 miles per hour or higher, a person should avoid the road unless it has a median.
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