According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a driver was heading east on Tomahawk Road in Darlington County, South Carolina (SC) with two passengers when he lost control of his car. The driver crossed the center lane on Tomahawk road and struck an SUV head-on.

The driver of the car and the two passengers inside died at the scene of the car accident. The driver of the SUV was taken to Carolina Pines Hospital. She is in critical condition. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is not sure what caused the driver to initially lose control of his vehicle.

One out of ten head-on collisions victims die as a result of their injuries. That makes head-on collisions one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. Head-on collisions often occur on small highways where there is no median to divide the lane. Drivers can become distracted, lose control of their vehicle, or even fall asleep at the wheel. While these types of roadways can be safe for drivers, they can turn deadly in an instant. That is why is important for drivers to pay attention to the road at all times.

If you or someone you know has been a victim in a head-on collision, a personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to get back on your feet. The lawyers at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharphave handled thousands of car accident cases.