Auto crashes are said to be the cause of a significant percentage of teenage deaths. Along with inexperience, the new-found freedom may lead to speeding, and in some cases, alcohol plays a role when car accidents claim young lives. A community in Ohio is still reeling after the tragic death of a 15-year-old cheerleader.
When drivers do not know how to act when emergency vehicles such as ambulances approach, confusion can lead to chaos. Drivers must create safe passage for emergency vehicles through traffic, and negligence can cause multi-car accidents that could have devastating consequences. Several people suffered injuries of unknown severity when such a crash occurred in Warren County on a recent Friday.
Drivers in Ohio are always at an increased risk during this time of the year when roads can be slick from being covered with ice. Such conditions could even be challenging for experienced drivers, and teenage drivers may be caught unaware if they encounter slippery patches. Sadly, car accidents caused by ice covered roads often lead to fatalities.
New Year's Eve is known to be a time for celebrations, often including alcohol. While some partygoers arrange for designated drivers or other transport after consuming alcohol, others put their own lives and the lives of passengers on the line by insisting on driving. Sadly, many tragic car accidents happen on New Year's Day. The Ohio Highway Patrol reported that impaired driving was likely involved in an accident that occurred on the morning of Jan. 1.
Distracted driving is known to cause crashes with devastating consequences. It has become common for drivers to use mobile devices for much more than calling or texting while driving -- often resulting in serious car accidents. Some drivers even use it for live streaming and social media activities. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating one such a crash that happened in October.
Students on the Central State University campus in Ohio were offered trauma counseling after the recent death of a fellow student. Far too many students lose their lives in car accidents, often involving drugs, alcohol and speed. However, a police report indicates that drugs and alcohol did not seem to play a role in this particular crash, though the speed of the two cars was not yet determined.
A sophomore at an Ohio high school lost her life in a recent crash near Rosewell. Fatal car accidents are always tragic, and when teenagers are killed, the trauma also affects their peers. A candlelight vigil was planned to help fellow students deal with their grief after this tragedy.
An Ohio family is coping with the tragic death of a loved one in a recent crash. Authorities say the driver responsible for this fatality actually caused two car accidents. Charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation.
One of the most frequent causes of collisions on Ohio highways might be the passing of other vehicles in unsafe circumstances. Such car accidents have caused many fatalities and severe injuries in the past. It was also reported to be the apparent cause of a recent crash that sent two people to the hospital.
Sharing the Ohio highways with commercial trucks leaves motorists vulnerable. This is often underscored when lives are lost in crashes that involve big rigs. A recent wreck on U.S. 30 is an example of how the negligence of truck drivers can lead to fatal car accidents.