A head-on car crash is the least common type of auto accident; it is also the most dangerous type of car crash. In fact, head-on car crashes cause catastrophic damage and often result in fatalities.
Frontal impacts accounted for 54% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2016. Side impacts accounted for another 25% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths. (IIHS, 2018) (Source: https://driving-tests.org/driving-statistics/)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported a 58% fatality rate for vehicle occupants in frontal impact crashes in 2017. A head-on crash is more likely in a rural area, and 13% of all rural fatal crashes are head-ons. In urban areas, fewer than 7% of fatal crashes are head-ons.
Around 2 million drivers in car accidents experience permanent injuries every year. (Source: https://driving-tests.org/driving-statistics/)