When specific intersections in Ohio townships become threats to motorists, it is not uncommon for communities to demand change. This is also the case in a township where one intersection has been the site of three car accidents in 2015 and five in 2016. Then, on a recent Wednesday, four teenagers landed in the hospital after crashing at that crossing.
When determining what causes fatal car accidents across the country, the statistics are all over the road. However, one study compiled by the Auto Insurance Center gives us a better idea of the top cause of fatal car accidents in each state. The statistics are based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 2009 to 2013. How did Ohio fare?
When loved ones lose their lives over the holidays, it is naturally traumatic for the surviving family members. This is typically a time when families get together, and if lives are lost in car accidents, surviving family members may be overwhelmed every year at this time as they remember the tragic events. One Ohio family was dealt such a blow when a couple and their daughter were involved in a crash on Christmas Eve.
Winter can be a very busy time for some businesses here in Ohio. This includes towing businesses. With the icy and snowy conditions winter brings, a lot of different situations can arise over the season in which cars need a tow. So, this time of year, it is quite common to see tow trucks out on Ohio’s roads.
The sheer size and weight of semi trailers pose a deadly threat to occupants of passenger vehicles. Big rig vs. car accidents more often than not result in loss of lives and/or catastrophic injuries. One such crash in Ohio caused the death of one person and led to criminal charges against another.
Roadway safety is an important issue for all of us, because we all use the road and are all at risk when other motorists fail to exercise reasonable care. Trucking safety, in particular, is an important issue because of the harm that can be done to motorists who become involved in a truck accident is potentially significant, and the trucking industry has a special duty to exercise care in its operations to ensure public safety.
A massive vehicle pileup this past Tuesday morning on Interstate 90 near Cleveland could have brought even worse consequences had motorists not already been driving cautiously because of whiteout conditions.
There is a reason why drunk driving is illegal in Ohio; it is wildly dangerous and can injure or kill innocent motorists. When an irresponsible driver gets behind the wheel after having had too much to drink, he or she has slower reaction times, impaired judgment, and lowered inhibitions. That combination alone can be disastrous for anyone who happens to be sharing the road with him or her. What makes drunk driving even more unfortunate, however, is that it is entirely preventable. If someone wants to drink, he or she just needs a sober friend or family member to give him or her a ride.
In 2007, a tragic bus accident involving members of an Ohio university baseball team riveted Americans’ attention and spurred increased debate over the safety of commercial bus operators.
As noted by author and outdoor enthusiast David Foote, all-terrain vehicles have been a mainstay on byways and back roads for several decades now, especially since a manufacturing tweak turning many of them into four-wheelers increased their access for millions of people.