July 2011 Archives

Railroad crossing accident: deaf driver cheats death

Many people remember the old movies where a young damsel in distress ends up tied to the railroad tracks with only moments to spare before the onrushing train crushes her. Well, imagine if your car somehow got stuck on the train tracks at one of those old train crossings that have neither lights nor gates. Now imagine that you are deaf, and your car has been bumped onto the tracks by a careless driver from behind. There is no time to react, no hope of getting out of the car, and no hope of avoiding a serious personal injury.

Two-car accident under investigation in Ohio

A tragic accident in Medina, Ohio claimed the life of one woman and injured six other people. Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed that a fatal car accident took place at the intersection of Friendsville Road and US Route 224 late July 3rd. The accident proved deadly for a 75-year-old female passenger.

Family files suit after car accident killed their daughter

When a loved one is killed in a car accident, the loss can be truly devastating for their family. Sadly, the sense of loss is worsened if the victim was a child. The family of a girl who was tragically killed in a fatal car wreck in Ohio has brought legal action against the driver, his father, and the insurance agency of the driver.

Two women injured in rollover crash

Car accidents occur so frequently that many Columbis residents think they are unavoidable. More than 30,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents. But according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the lives of 75,000 people were saved between 2004 and 2008 by wearing seat belts. While seat belts do help make driving safer, they do not prevent serious injury at the hands of another driver. This was highlighted recently after a car flipped over and crushed an oncoming vehicle in Ohio, seriously injuring the woman driving.

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