Yes, you read that caption right, a woman was recently cited for causing three separate drunk driving accidents within three hours of each other. While this may sound amazing, the woman, in fact, admitted that she was responsible for the three crashes.
In 2010, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said uninsured drivers were responsible for causing more than 8,700 car accidents in the state. That is for a one year period, the most recent data available, and the last few years could be even higher since the number of uninsured drivers has skyrocketed to well over a million since 2002. In 2002, the number of uninsured drivers that were caught without the required automobile insurance was almost 691,000 and that number now sits at 1.1 million drivers for 2011.
A Pepsi delivery truck rear-ended a passenger vehicle carrying six occupants on University Boulevard and Knightsbridge Drive in Hamilton's East Side last Friday, according to the Hamilton Police Department. Three of the occupants of the vehicle were airlifted to University Hospital Cincinnati for treatment of their injuries. The other three occupants were taken to Fort Hamilton and Mercy hospitals after being freed from the vehicle by firefighters who had to use the "Jaws of Life" to extract them form the car. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.
A 3-year-old has died following a tragic pedestrian accident on Westwood Street in Cincinnati early Monday morning. The 35-year-old driver of the vehicle involved in the crash has been charged with DUI in the fatal accident. The accident involved a 32-year-old mother who was walking her three children all under the age of 5 to the babysitter's before she went to work. The family was walking along Westwood Street just after 4:00 a.m. with the youngest, a 1-year-old pushed in a stroller. The family crossed Westwood Northern Boulevard walking south on McHenry following the left-hand sidewalk where the neon lights on Harrison Avenue come into view.
A recent report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that correcting the inconsistency in height between cars and trucks will reduce fatality rates related to accidents between cars, small trucks and SUVs.