Unfortunately, it is likely that many Ohio residents will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. A common cause of car accidents is negligent driving. We live in a technological time where almost everyone carries a cell phone or uses other portable electronic devices. Talking on a cell phone, texting or becoming otherwise distracted while driving can lead to serious and even fatal accidents.
In a recent Ohio case, a 20-year-old woman was killed in a serious crash. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the car accident took place just after noon on Monday.
Reports state that the woman was driving on an Ohio highway, when another vehicle crossed over the center line and crashed into her car. The driver of the second vehicle, 41, was taken to a hospital, but his injuries were reportedly not life-threatening. Police are continuing to investigate the crash, and it is not clear if charges will be filed.
This tragic case illustrates the serious and often devastating consequences of a car accident. Car accidents often affect more than just the individuals involved. Family members and friends may struggle to cope with such a sudden and unexpected loss. A parent may have lost their child, or a child may have lost a parent. A spouse may suddenly be a single parent.
This car accident should serve as a reminder to all Ohio drivers that keeping two hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road should always be a priority when driving. One small distraction could lead to a catastrophic accident.
Source: Mount Vernon News, “Cardington woman killed in accident in Morrow County,” 10 May 2011