An Ohio man lost his life when his work van was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 on April 28. The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. in Warren County.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol officers, two women were killed in an accident in Medina County on April 20. The accident happened just before 10:00 p.m. on State Route 83 at the highway's intersection with West Smith Road.
Authorities in Ohio have reported that an Ottawa County accident on April 12 involving a car and a motorcycle claimed the life of a 59-year-old man. An Ohio State Highway Patrol representative said that the accident was caused by a sedan crossing into oncoming traffic after swerving to avoid a stationary vehicle in the roadway. The collision occurred at the intersection of Ohio State Route 2 and North Carroll-Erie Road near Port Clinton at approximately 12:30 p.m.
According to law enforcement authorities with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 68-year-old woman was seriously injured in a head-on accident, and a 23-year-old man is now facing criminal charges. Reportedly, the accident occurred on March 19 on State Route 83 and Ewing Road around 4:28 p.m.
Ohio parents may be surprised to learn of the wide variety of distracting activities teenagers have reported engaging in while they are driving. While texting and driving remains the most problematic behavior, teens report doing many other things while they are behind the wheel, including changing clothing and shoes.
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.
Police in Ohio may press charges against an 18-year-old woman in connection with a Feb. 26 accident that resulted in the deaths of two people. Investigators said that they believed that speed played a role in the single-car accident.
All Ohio drivers are at risk for becoming involved in a car accident at some point during their lives. Even in crashes that do not appear to be serious, those who were involved may potentially suffer some physical effects. One of the most common injuries that is suffered is whiplash. This type of injury occurs when a collision results in a force that causes a person's head to violently snap back and forth. This violent movement may cause soft tissue damage near or around the cervical vertebrae. Those involved in crashes may sprain the ligaments in their neck, injure the joints in their spine or strain the muscles and tendons in the cervical area.
Authorities reported that a Dec. 27 accident involving a car and a motorcycle on East Tallmadge Avenue in Akron resulted in a single fatality. The 31-year-old Akron man operating the motorcycle in the 2 p.m. incident was pronounced dead at the accident scene, officials said.
According to witnesses, a pickup truck ran a red light near the Ohio Statehouse on Dec. 12, slamming into a school bus. This was corroborated by the Columbus Fire Department. The accident reportedly occurred in the middle of the morning and caused the bus to veer into some nearby pedestrians.