Manner of Collision
Crashes that occurred at an angle or head on collision accounted for 37.8% of the fatalities in 2006, and 83.5% of the fatalities involving two vehicle collisions.
Head on crashes were the most deadly. Of the persons injured in head on crashes, 2.75% were killed compared with only 0.23% in rear end crashes.
In crashes that occurred at an angle, the percent killed, of all injured persons, was over three times greater than for rear-end crashes.
Sideswipe two-vehicle crashes that occurred when vehicles were coming from opposite directions resulted in approximately the same percentage of injured persons receiving fatal injuries as passing sideswipe crashes.
In two-vehicle collisions, more people were killed in crashes that occurred at an angle than any other type of two-vehicle collision. Of the 635 people killed in two-vehicle crashes, 369 were killed in crashes that occurred at an angle.
Two-vehicle crashes that occurred at an angle accounted for 21.7% of the highway fatalities in Georgia in 2006. In comparison, head-on two-vehicle collisions accounted for 9.5% of the State's fatalities.
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