Dayton, OH- Any type of traffic has the potential to be deadly but head-collision happen to be one of the most deadly. While head-on collisions only account for 2 percent of all fatal accidents in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this type of traffic collision is responsible for 10 percent of fatal collisions overall. The deadly nature of these accident is demonstrated by a recent western Ohio accident which left a Police Captain for a small village dead.
The accident occurred on Sept. 10th in Clark County just west of New Carlisle. Police say that a man driving a pickup in the westbound lanes of U.S. 40 when he rear-ended a passenger vehicle. The impact of the crash sent the pickup careening into the eastbound lanes where it struck an oncoming SUV, according to WLWT.
The eastbound SUV was driven by Police Captain Steven Bucholtz of the Harveysburg Police Department. Bucholtz, 45, a 13-year veteran of the HPD, was off-duty at the time of the crash.
WLTW reports that driver of the truck was not injured and refused treatment on the scene. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was treated at local hospital.
Police are still investigation the collision and have not determined why the truck driver crashed into
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