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.
Ohio motorists may not understand the complexities behind their vehicle's airbags, nor do they necessarily need to. They just need to know they work if they're ever in a car crash.
Around 10 p.m. on Aug. 23 in Columbus, a 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman suffered critical injuries in a car and motorcycle accident. The pair was riding the motorcycle, and responders transported both to Grant Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The report did not detail further information regarding specific injuries.
Authorities report that a two-vehicle accident in Van Wert around 6:30 p.m. on July 31 left three people with various injuries. All three were transported by ambulance to Van Wert County Hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, it was determined that one of the injured parties had injuries severe enough to warrant air transport to Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The three vehicle occupants were all wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision, and alcohol was not likely a contributing factor.