Traffic fatality statistics offer a glimpse into the behavior of drivers and one area law enforcement always looks at is motor vehicle accidents and drunk driving citations over each and every holiday weekend. It seems the more time off American workers have the more likely we are to be involved in a car accident, or if we are lucky only pulled over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The good news over this past holiday weekend, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol is that fewer travelers were killed on Ohio's roads when looking back over statistics in the past three years.
Although this story did not occur in Ohio, it is one anyone anywhere will surely be touched by. In mid-July 2009 just days before a little girl's ninth birthday she and her family were returning home after a day of fun at the mall. Then her and her family's life changed in an instant when a drunk driver crashed into their vehicle seriously injuring the young girl. That driver was almost three times over the legal limit to drive and now he, and this little girl and her family must deal with the fall out of his actions that day.
Some traffic accidents are easier to determine which driver is at fault than others. For example, in a head-on crash when one driver crosses the center line or is simply driving down the wrong way of the highway, the driver at fault is pretty obvious. But there are some car and motorcycle accidents that can be difficult to reconstruct and thus prove the cause of the accident, and that appears to be the case for one motorcycle crash in which Cincinnati police are looking for witnesses to help determine exactly what happened.
In July of 2010, a Northern Ohio car accident claimed the life of a 24-year-old man and injured his 22-year-old girlfriend. The injured woman, along with family members of her deceased boyfriend filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a volunteer fireman and the fire district. The accident happened on State Route 19 while the fireman was on his way to the fire station. According to reports he had been speeding more than 95 miles per hour when he crashed into the back of the vehicle being driven by the 22-year-old female. That vehicle was also occupied by her boyfriend who was killed in the crash.