As the freezing temperatures continue across the state and affects driving conditions, Ohio drivers should remember to drive extra carefully to avoid car crashes. Icy roads and low visibility come hand in hand with freezing temperatures and can be two facts that cause serious, or even fatal, car accidents. Perhaps they played a role in a series of crashes on the Ohio Turnpike that involved 33 cars, all on the same day.
Readers of the Cincinnati Car Accident Blog may have read the post last week about what to do in case they are involved in an accident during the busy holiday season. But don't let the holiday rush you into coming to a settlement quickly in order to avoid a fuss. It takes time to evaluate the damages that arise from a car accident and for injuries to manifest. Quickly rushing to settle the claim may leave Ohio residents with less compensation than they deserve.
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.
Losing someone suddenly in a fatal car accident is difficult for any Ohio family member, but when the car accident victim is a young person with their whole life full of promises ahead of him or her, it may be extra difficult for loved ones to come to terms with their loss. Their pain and suffering may be compounded by the thought of what could have been, and, therefore, closure may be harder to come by.
Traveling on major roadways during the late night hours could pose more risks for drivers than during the daytime. Vision is not as clear at night and drivers might be fatigued or even intoxicated. A negligent driver could easily cause a car accident that affects several drivers and passengers. A driver who speeds, texts while drives, fails to signal a turn or lane change doesn't yield or doesn't maintain their lane could be at fault for a serious automobile collision.
In Ohio, there are many causes of car accidents. Many drivers know that speeding is very dangerous and increases the chances of getting into a car accident. Drivers across the United States understand the dangers of speeding, and a new survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that drivers have mixed attitudes about speeding.
Do red-light cameras reduce car accidents or should they be banned in Ohio? That is the question being debated in the state after a bill was passed by the House that would ban the use of red-light traffic cameras in most areas in the state. The bill would only allow red-light cameras to be used in school zones but only when a police officer is present.
A deadly car crash took two lives in Wayne County on Sunday afternoon. The crash occurred on U.S. 250 east, just west of Fountain Nook Road. James Magyar, 55, struck Don Grossniklaus, 78, who was traveling in the opposite direction on U.S. 250. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Matthew Magyar was a passenger in Magyar's vehicle, and was taken to Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Fortunately, his injuries were not life-threatening.
A fatal car accident on Interstate 75 left one person dead and two people in critical condition this past Sunday morning. The crash occurred near the Mitchell Avenue exit when Ashley Kelly, 22, lost control of her Dodge Journey and collided with a barrier wall. A second driver, James Harrison, 21, stopped on the freeway in a successful, yet feeble attempt to avoid Ms. Kelly's vehicle. Jason Woodyard, 41, was unable to stop, and ultimately collided with the other two vehicles.