One person was severely injured just outside of Columbus recently when an Acura sedan and a utility truck collided. Police said that just before the car accident, the driver of the Acura crossed over the center line, but it is not known why. The car was crushed and the driver had to be extricated. He was in clear need of medical treatment and was rushed to Grant Medical Center, where he was eventually listed in serious condition.
Sometimes, the chain of events that leads to a fatal car accident can result in some confusing legal outcomes. Recently, a 36-year-old man lost control of his motorcycle and crossed into oncoming traffic. He struck a Chrysler minivan headed southbound on US Route 62 in Columbus. The motorcyclist died on the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, but police are still looking for the driver and passenger in the minivan.
Police are investigating after a Columbus man was killed in a chain reaction crash caused by a tractor-trailer on US Highway 30. The semi-truck caused a three-car collision after it barreled through a traffic light. Trucking accidents like this one are often fatal due to the sheer weight and force of the vehicle. The danger of accidents involving tractor-trailers is often high due to their frequent use of major highways.
In the past five years more than 1,800 people have died in drunk driving-related accidents in Ohio, according to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Web site. Often these accidents are caused by drivers that are not behind the wheel legally. A man was left seriously injured after he and another pedestrian were struck by a vehicle that was operated by an intoxicated driver.