Sources report that a marine whose car was struck head-on by a dump truck on Ohio 598 while he was returning to base from a 20-day medical leave died in the hospital on Oct. 1. The wreck occurred on Sept. 29 as the 23-year-old man was driving back to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Police report that an accident involving a single golf car in Wayne County on the morning of Aug. 30 left the front-seat passenger, a 49-year-old man, dead at the scene of the accident. The driver and another passenger were taken to Wooster Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
An Ohio teacher died in a multi-vehicle crash that happened south of Waco. The incident, which involved three vehicles, happened at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 9.
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.
A 31-year-old was killed in a multi-car accident that occurred around 5:50 p.m. on July 11 in the northbound lanes of Interstate 71. The accident occurred near the exit for U.S. Highways 36 and 37 when a 28-year-old male drove from the left lane of the highway to the center lane and struck the back of the victim's car.
Being the victim of a car accident is almost never a good thing. More often than not, car accidents result in tragedy, such as serious injury, pain and suffering, or even death. But one Cleveland, Ohio, woman is crediting her recent car accident with saving her life.
Anyone who has had to cope with the death of a loved one in a car accident understands the sense of helplessness and grief that follows the tragedy. But when the death is one of a pattern caused by defects known to the manufacturer, the term accident can seem to some as being used loosely.