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.
All pedestrians are at risk for being involved in an accident. However, elderly pedestrians have a higher risk of being killed in a traffic accident compared to younger pedestrians, according to a new government report.
Teenagers continue to be at a higher risk for being in a fatal car accident. For the second year in a row, fatal car accidents involving teens has increased, puzzling safety experts as to why fatal car accidents have increased the last two years.
Fatal car accidents increased by five percent last year, bucking a seven-year trend of declining traffic fatalities in the U.S.
A new study found that overweight and obese people are more likely to die in car accidents in the U.S. The likelihood of dying in a car accident increased the heavier the person was, according to a study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal.
Slick roads and snow in Ohio lead to many car accidents on Monday, including an accident on an Ohio highway that involved at least 86 vehicles. The pileup resulted in one fatality and several injuries, according to the highway patrol.
Car accident fatalities increased in Ohio in 2012 despite a record low of crashes the year before. The Ohio State Patrol reported that 1,056 people were killed in fatal car accidents last year, which increased from 1,015 fatalities in 2011.
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.
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.