Students watched quietly as firefighters freed victims from a car mangled in a drunk driving accident in Ohio and either rush them to trauma centers or cover them with a sheet on the ground. Even though this was a reenactment of a drunk driving accident, students were warned that it could very likely turn into reality if they drove while intoxicated or distracted.
Driving in normal conditions is dangerous enough, but it becomes even more dangerous in the winter weather with icy roads and sleet reducing visibility, as demonstrated by the 30 car accidents that took place recently in the state. Despite precautions, Ohio residents may find themselves involved in an accident with another driver and face not only damage to their vehicles, but also to their person. In some unfortunate incidents, Ohio residents may end up losing a loved one in a sudden car wreck.
In the midst of winter, Ohio drivers may find themselves driving under harsh weather conditions. Even as they take precautions to avoid accidents, many cities use commercial vehicles to remove ice and snow from the roads in order to further reduce the possibility of wrecks. These commercial vehicles are under tremendous pressure to cover a lot of ground in a little amount of time and may themselves not be taking necessary precautions on icy roads.
A massive, tragic and fatal accident in Ohio resulted in the death of one woman, many firefighters injured and the closure of the Ohio Turnpike. One incident set off a chain reaction in the car crash that put many injured in various hospitals for medical treatment.
People in Cincinnati and throughout the state have to be aware of their surroundings at all times when out on the road. If there is an auto accident, there is the possibility of catastrophic injuries and even death. If the accident involved people in vehicles, they at least have some protection. If they're pedestrians, the vulnerability is increased exponentially and often leads to fatalities.
As Ohio residents may have read last week on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog, distracted driving contributes to thousands of accidents in the state annually. Texting and driving is one of the distractions people face on the road, in addition to sleepiness and fatigue and even daydreaming in some cases. Distractions can come in a variety of ways, and it can often be difficult to prove in an auto accident case.