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.
On Jan. 6 at approximately 5:24 p.m., a fatal crash involved three vehicles and a semi-truck in Canaan Township. The collisions occurred when a Subaru attempted to pass the semi-truck in a no-passing zone on Route 83 near Pleasant Home Road.
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.
Law enforcement authorities reported a Mentor man lost his life due to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in Chardon Township. The accident reportedly occurred on Dec. 1 around 9:00 a.m.
On Nov. 13, a collision between a U.S. postal truck and a car on the Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge in Lorain sent two people to the hospital. According to the Lorain Police Department, the crash occurred around 4:53 p.m.