Como dizer "Bater de frente (no trânsito)" em inglês

O caminhão bateu de frente com o ônibus e os dois motoristas morreram na hora.

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Sugestão:

To crash head-on
To hit a vehicle head-on


Head-on: in which the front part of one vehicle hits the front part of another vehicle. (Oxford)

"The cars crashed head-on". (Oxford)

"The pickup swerved across the center line and hit the bus head-on." (orlandosentinel.com)

"The truck hit the bus head-on. Both drivers died immediately".

"Head-on" também é um adjetivo:

"A head-on collision/crash/etc."
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Also "frontal collision."
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A frontal collision also called "a front car collision", against another car or an stationary object (a car parked on the curb etc)

A frontal collision may also be between two motorbikes or agains a motorbike agains an stationary object.

Frontal collision, as I said, when referring to cars, may be "a front car colision"
this kind may be straight against the oncoming car or, for example a bit sideways (hit the side of the driver, or the side of other occupant). Generally the head-on collision/crash suggests going straigh against oncoming car(s)/traffic both fronts hit each other badly.
Head-on also suggests also a bit of velocity (and by extension - drama) involved.
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When the car hit the side of another one, according the TFD, the noun and verb is SIDESWIPE.

Quando o carro atinge a lateral de um outro o verbo e o substantivo é, de acordo com FTD, SIDESWIPE.
sideswipe - a glancing blow from or on the side of something (especially motor vehicles)
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FTD = Federal Transit Regulations or Federal Trade Regulations?

When the car hits or hit...?
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It´s "hits" on my book, Marcio. :lol: