Four people, including three children, were transported to the hospital after a head-on crash involving two cars happened on Tuesday afternoon on N.C. Highway 150 South.

Reports of the accident came in at approximately 3:06 p.m. after a Ford Mustang traveling north on N.C. 150 and crossed the centerline, striking a Chevrolet Cavalier head-on.

The Cavalier was being driven by a woman, riding with her were her two children and their cousin.  When first responders arrived on the scene, the female driver had critical injuries and was trapped in the car unconscious.  The children were suffering from minor injuries.  All were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

According to authorities, the three children in the Cavalier were all wearing seatbelts; however, their injuries would have been much worse if they weren’t wearing them.

The driver of the Mustang, 21, declined answering questions on the scene.

Both cars involved in the crash were completely totaled.

Studies from the NHTSA in 2012 reveal that motor vehicle crashes were the cause of 90 deaths per day.  32,885 people were killed in the 5,419,000 police reported motor-vehicle crashes that occurred that year.  Taking appropriate precautions, however, can help protect yourself and your family and also help decrease the number of crashes on our nation’s highways.  Never drink and drive.  Arrange for a driver before you go out for a drink.  Obey posted speed limits.  As you increase your speed, you increase your risk of being involved in a crash exponentially.  Avoid distractions like eating, texting or fiddling with electronics.  Stay alert and never drive while fatigued or drowsy.  Lastly, always ensure you and your passengers are wearing safety belts or proper restraints.

Taking the right precautions can make the difference of life or death.  However, even the most careful drivers can be involved in a serious accident.  When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower can be there to assist you on your path to recovery.  We can investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free  to discuss you and your loved ones injuries today.