Statistics from Head-On Collisions Involving Passenger Cars
Head-on collisions are a leading cause of injury and death for passenger vehicle occupants. According to statistics published by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) from 2008, 3,914 people lost their lives in head-on collisions involving multiple vehicles.
In head-on accidents involving a passenger car and a light truck, van or SUV, the passenger car occupants were more than 4 times as likely to suffer fatal injury as the occupants of the larger vehicles. 1,220 passenger car occupants lost their lives in head-on collisions with light trucks.