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The dangers of distracted driving

In 2012, 3,328 people suffered fatal injuries in car accidents involving distracted drivers. In the same year, distracted motorists were involved in collisions that resulted in 421,000 injured individuals. With approximately nine people killed and 1,153 people injured every day in these types of accidents, residents of Ohio should be aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving.

Poor road conditions reported at time of head-on Ohio SUV crash

Preliminary reports from the Lake County Sheriff department about a Perry Township, Ohio, accident on North Ridge Road described road conditions as very poor. The bad roads, however, have yet to be singled out by investigators as contributing to the loss of control the 36-year-old male driver of an SUV experienced when he attempted to pass another car.

Ohio car accidents and whiplash

The term whiplash refers to a neck injury where the head moves in one direction and then another quickly and sometimes violently. This is similar to the motion of a whip. Basically, this motion can rip the ligaments that protect and support the vertebrae running through the neck. It can also strain the muscles and tendons in the neck. In more severe instances, the event could even herniate, dislocate or fracture vertebrae.

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