head-on collision

noun

: a crash of two vehicles that are moving directly toward each other
There was nothing I could do to avoid a head-on collision.

Examples of head-on collision in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The demonstrators also demanded punishment for those responsible for the head-on collision between a passenger train and a freight train that killed 57 people Feb. 28. Demetris Nellas, ajc, 12 Mar. 2023 Captain Peter Girard and his crew tried to regain control of the ship, but the wind blew them onto a head-on collision course with the Ohio, which was carrying 1,000 tons of grain. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 6 Mar. 2023 Three people were killed and one person received minor injuries in a head-on collision in Osceola County Saturday morning, authorities say. Christopher Cann, Orlando Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2023 Emergency crews, meanwhile, inched through the remains of passenger carriages in their search for the dead from Tuesday night’s head-on collision, which has left 57 confirmed dead – a number that rescuers fear will increase. Costas Kantouris and Nicholas Paphitis, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2023 Transport minister resigns after Greek train wreck kills 43 Greek Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis resigned Wednesday after a fiery head-on collision of passenger and freight trains near the town of Tempe in northern Greece. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 At least 36 people were killed and more than 80 others injured in a head-on collision between a freight train and a passenger train in Greece late Tuesday, officials said. Will Gretsky, ABC News, 1 Mar. 2023 Rescue workers spent the hours after the head-on collision picking through the wreckage for survivors. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 1 Mar. 2023 Two people were killed following a head-on collision Monday night in Mobile County near the Mississippi border, authorities said Tuesday. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 28 Feb. 2023

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“Head-on collision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head-on%20collision. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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