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Are smartwatches causing car accidents?

Smartwatches, one of the latest technology gadgets to take us by storm, are helping individuals stay connected more than ever before. While many of us are enjoying the convenience of having the ability to text, read emails and surf the Internet literally in our palms, or rather, on our wrists, is this new device distracting drivers? Recent reports suggest, sadly, yes.

Commercial vehicle crashes on the rise in Ohio

Economic growth has brought one negative side effect to Ohio's highways: with more semi-trucks on the road, commercial vehicle crashes are also up. According to the Springfield News-Sun, crashes involving trucks, buses or other commercial vehicles increased by 13 percent from 2012 to 2015, and fatalities from such crashes increased by 12 percent.

Commercial vehicle crashes on the rise in Ohio

Economic growth has brought one negative side effect to Ohio's highways: with more semi-trucks on the road, commercial vehicle crashes are also up. According to the Springfield News-Sun, crashes involving trucks, buses or other commercial vehicles increased by 13 percent from 2012 to 2015, and fatalities from such crashes increased by 12 percent.

Worst times for Ohio drivers to be on the road

Most drivers understand that there are certain times of the year when the roadways are busier and the odds of an accident are increased. For instance, approximately 400 people die each year during Memorial Day weekend and the accident rate is 13.1 percent higher when compared to a non-holiday weekend. Research indicates that more than 40 percent of accidents during this time period are alcohol-related.

3 elderly people killed in car wreck

A two-car accident resulted in the deaths of three people in Ohio on April 13. The fatal head-on collision took place while both of the vehicles were traveling along Ohio 16 in Licking County. Police said that alcohol or drugs were not likely factors in the accident. However, like most motor vehicle accidents, the investigation was not yet concluded when police made the report.

Man charged in fatal Ohio hit-and-run crash

Police say that they took a 41-year-old man into custody after a traffic stop in West Virginia. They believe that he was responsible for a fatal crash that took place at U.S. Route 35 at Township Road 213 in Jackson County at about 5:30 a.m. on March 12. According to authorities, the man's semi collided with a truck driven by a 21-year-old man after running a stop sign.

Motorcyclists 26 times more likely to die in an accident

Motorcyclists who are 18 years of age or older are not required to wear a safety helmet in Ohio, but they may be wise to do so considering the sobering fatality statistics among riders. While the number of motorcycle riders who died on the roads fell from 4,986 in 2012 to 4,668 in 2013, riders are still 26 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in an accident per vehicle mile driven, according to NHTSA.

Common fractures of the spine

Some Ohio residents may know a person who has suffered a spinal fracture in a car accident or while on the job. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the most common locations for spinal fractures are in the lower back, or lumbar spine, the mid-back, or thoracic, and at the connection between the two, also known as the thoracolumbar junction. These types of fractures are usually caused by high-velocity impacts, such as falls from heights or in a car accident.

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