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December 2010 Archives

Prominent Alzheimer's Doctor Killed in Hit and Run

A professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and world-famous Alzheimer's disease researcher was killed in a car accident December 19. The man in the other car, who fled the scene, also was found dead near the scene.

Ohio Motorists: Ohio Turnpike Speed Limit Increased to 70 MPH

Recently, the Ohio Legislature passed a new amendment changing the current speed limit on the Ohio Turnpike from 65 miles per hour to 70 mph. This speed limit increase goes into effect on April 1, 2011 for all motorists including commercial truck drivers. In one of our previous blog posts last week, we reported that many individuals oppose this speed limit hike as they believe it will increase the number of car and truck accident on the Turnpike.

Truck Accident Seriously Injures 2 Children in Ohio

Two children were seriously injured and transported to a Columbus hospital after a two vehicle accident in Muskingum County. Local news reports detail that two children were hospitalized after being seriously injured in a truck accident. Both children are currently being treated in a Columbus hospital for injuries sustained in Sunday's crash.

Opposition to Raising Ohio Turnpike Speeds due to Truck Accidents

According to recent blogs and news sources, the Ohio Turnpike Commission is attempting to increase the speed limits on the Ohio Turnpike. The Commission would like to raise the speed limit for cars and truck to 70 miles per hour from the already posted limit of 65. However, not everyone is thrilled about this idea and many believe that the number of car and truck accidents will increase on the Ohio Turnpike as a result of the proposed change.

Fuel Spill Results from Truck Accident on I-75

State officials and environmental services responded to the scene of a truck accident involving a semi truck and another vehicle. According to news reports, "Troopers from the Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident caused hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel to spill and it tying up traffic on northbound I-75, south of Ohio 73."

Four Recover After Ohio Truck Accident

Two children and two adults are recovering from a truck accident on Thursday this week. The truck accident occurred when a pickup truck crashed into a parked utility truck, causing the utility worker to be thrown from the truck's elevated bucket. Reports detail that the children, who were riding in the pickup with a 28-year-old driver, suffered the most severe injuries and were flown from the scene to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center following the truck accident.

Ohio Man Killed in Truck Accident on I-71

A recent truck accident killed a man from Euclid when the truck he was driving crashed on Interstate 71 in Medina County on Tuesday morning. The truck accident occurred in the southbound lanes at about 8:23 a.m. near the 223 mile maker in Medina Township. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the truck accident occurred when the 46-year-old man was driving a Hino box truck veered off the left side of the road. This caused the truck to hit a guardrail and caused the truck to overturn onto the driver's side.

Truck Accident Creates Major Traffic Problems on I-77S

A recent truck accident in Bath Township, Ohio, caused some major delays in traffic on Interstate 77 South on Wednesday morning. According to responding law enforcement officers and recent news reports, the truck accident occurred on I-77S, on a bridge going over State Route 18, when a jackknifed semi-truck was forced up against the center wall of the roadway. Police believe that a smaller box truck, which was traveling in front of the semi-truck, lost control and lost its load all over the highway.