Head-on collisions between two vehicles are not very common, but the rate of fatalities that result from such crashes is disproportionate to their occurrence. A number of different factors, including time of day, weather, road conditions and vehicles’ speed, affect the severity of a head-on collision. Such an accident on Tuesday afternoon in Colchester, Connecticut resulted in the death of one of the drivers and sent a driver and passenger in the other vehicle to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Authorities closed Route 16, where the accident occurred, near Northern Boulevard. Each of the two vehicles, which were coincidentally manufactured by the same company, sustained heavy damage as a result of the head-on collision. One of the drivers involved in the accident, a 37-year-old man from Plainville, Connecticut, died at the scene after Colchester Fire and EMS removed him from the vehicle and attempted to administer CPR. A man and a woman in the other vehicle went to a nearby hospital via transport for their injuries, the extent of which is not known at this time, nor is their current condition known. It is also unclear whether the man or the woman was driving the vehicle at the time of the collision.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and many questions still remain as to the cause of the accident, who was at fault and whether authorities intend to bring any criminal charges. It may be wise for those receiving serious injuries in a car accident to consult an attorney.