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Fatal car accidents: Pedestrian dies in pickup, big rig collision

Ohio Highway Patrol reported that it is investigating a recent crash that happened in Morrow County. This was one of those car accidents that claimed the life of a person that happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Along with OHP, the county sheriff's office, EMS, fire department, coroner and the county prosecutor responded to the scene of the wreck.

Car accidents have claimed 24 lives in Columbus so far this year

Ohio police have launched an investigation into a recent crash that claimed the life of one passenger. Officials in Columbus say car accidents have resulted in 24 fatalities in the city year to date. According to an accident report, this crash occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on a recent Thursday.

Ohio car accidents: Alcohol suspected in fatal crash

While the vast majority of people in Ohio are aware of the potential ramifications of driving under the influence of alcohol, there are still people who choose to ignore the warnings and drive after drinking. Unfortunately, these negligent drivers often cause car accidents that have lifelong ramifications for innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately, police believe that alcohol may have been a factor in a recent crash that took one woman's life.

Negligence in Ohio intersections cause many car accidents

Ohio drivers will know that intersections are dangerous areas at any time, regardless of how busy they are. Many fatalities occur in car accidents that were caused by drivers who disregarded stop signs or red traffic lights in intersections. One such an accident recently sent five people to different hospitals in Hancock County.

Car accidents: Family has grounds for claim after fatal crash

Losing loved ones in automobile crashes is naturally traumatic for the surviving family members, and the financial consequences typically exacerbate the suffering. The civil justice system provides for their right to pursue recovery of damages after car accidents that were caused by the negligence of others. An Ohio family appears to have grounds for such a claim after a recent tragedy that led to the death of a teenager.

Car accidents: Horse-drawn buggy struck by car, 3 teens injured

Vehicle operators in Ohio need be extra vigilant when traveling because they may unexpectedly come upon a horse-drawn buggy. Because of the slow speeds at which these carts travel, car accidents involving them are quite common. One such a crash recently sent three teenagers to a hospital.

Car accidents: Drugs suspected in crash causing serious injuries

When crashes cause serious injuries to motorists in Ohio, investigators do what they can to determine the cause and the identity of the party or parties believed responsible. Some car accidents take longer than others to investigate, especially when drugs or alcohol use is suspected. Waiting for toxicology results can further delay the process.

Car accidents: 4-car crash on I-270 kills 1, injures 2

Learning about the death of an Ohio motorist in a crash that was caused by another driver is surely traumatic for surviving family members. If it's learned that the deceased driver was the innocent victim of a seemingly negligent driver, the trauma may well be exacerbated. The sad fact is that car accidents occur all over the country, and virtually everyone traveling our roadways faces the risk of suffering injury, or worse.

Costs of amputations caused by car accidents are recoverable

Catastrophic injuries typically have life-altering consequences -- not only for the victim but also for that person's loved ones. If, for example, a limb is lost, the victim's home and vehicle might have to be modified to accommodate his or her new physical limitations, and he or she might never be able to return to work. Such injuries are often the result of car accidents, and the negligence of one Ohio driver can change the life of another in the blink of an eye.

Think you are immune to distracted driving?

Ohio has a strong distracted driving campaign: "Look up, hang up, and go slow for the cone zone." The Ohio Department of Public Safety reports that 80 percent of Americans believe hands-free devices are safer than handheld phones, but the research does not prove that. In addition, the problem of distracted driving is not limited to just cell phones or electronic devices. If you think you are immune from distracted driving, consider the following.