According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2017, there was a 58% fatality rate for vehicle occupants in head-on collisions. In 2015, more detailed statistics regarding head-on collisions were released. There was a total of 32,768 fatal head-on collisions, accounting for 10.2% of total crashes. 70,000 head-on crashes ended with injuries, accounting for a total of 4.1% of overall crashes. Overall, head-on crashes account for only 2.3% of crashes, yet often have the highest fatality rate. This is usually due to the speeds at which these collisions take place. Additionally, head-on collisions are more likely to occur in rural areas.
NBC 2 reports that a man from Naples has died in a head-on crash on Vanderbilt Beach Road. There are several details surrounding the cause of the crash that have not yet been released.
The incident occurred at about 1:28 p.m. on April 8th on Vanderbilt Beach Road in Collier County.
The Florida State Patrol reported that 66-year-old Gary Dines was driving east along Vanderbilt Beach Road when he crossed over the grass median.
He collided head-on with the vehicle being driven by 37-year-old Brenda Kabrit.
Dines was not wearing a seatbelt and died from his injuries.
Kabrit suffered from minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Two passengers in her vehicle, an adult male and a four-year-old suffered from serious injuries and were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. Another infant suffered from minor injuries. The current status of the four-year-old has not yet been released.
The crash did not involve driving under the influence.