Spokespersons for the Ohio State Highway Patrol say that statistics concerning wrong-way crashes within the state have not been routinely kept over the years, but that they are being especially noted now and will be an individual category for close scrutiny beginning next year.
A clear case of driver negligence that has been reported widely in the media took the lives of two people in Iowa last year and could easily have resulted in far worse consequences for two others. The story has been raised often nationally to illustrate the growing concerns that safety officials and law enforcement agencies across the country -- including in Ohio -- are expressing regarding aged drivers and car accidents.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol ("OHP") and local police continue their investigation into a two-vehicle car accident that occurred in the early evening hours last Saturday in Montville Township. OHP reports indicate that five people were seriously injured when one vehicle collided with another at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and state Route 86. Crash investigators state that, despite the severity of the collision, there were no fatalities at the accident site.
A tragic motor vehicle accident that occurred this past Wednesday afternoon on a Toledo highway serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that are ever-present on Ohio roadways and the need for drivers to be vigilant at all times.
News reports detail that a Cleveland motorcyclist was killed after his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer Wednesday morning in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. The truck accident occurred around 8:10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 64 about a mile west of State Highway 18. State highway patrol expressed that the truck accident happened when a 64-year-old man was traveling northbound on U.S. 64 when he crossed the center lane of the highway and hit a southbound semi truck.
As briefly mentioned in our previous post, an hour after the Ohio Turnpike truck accident on Monday another truck accident occurred on I-271. The crash occurred around 12:54 p.m. when two cars collided on I-271 in Oakwood just north of the Alexander Road overpass.