March 2014 Archives

Ohio car accident involving wrong-way driver injures 3

According to the latest news report, a three-vehicle accident in Bellaire during the evening hours of March 15 left three individuals injured. The southward lanes of Ohio 7 where the multi-car accident occurred were closed off to traffic for two or three hours while authorities investigated the crash.

Man ruled incompetent for trial for deadly wreck

After a couple died from being trapped in their exploding minivan during an accident, a 24-year-old Ohio man was found to be incompetent to stand trial in the case on March 11. The driver was reportedly speeding at more than 125 mph at the time of the deadly wreck. He will be held in a psychiatric facility for 12 months to see if doctors later rule that he is competent to face charges in the case, according to his lawyer. The man pleaded that he was not guilty by reason of insanity for charges of vehicular homicide when he hit the minivan in November 2013. Authorities were trying to chase him before the accident but couldn't catch up to him.

Skilled nursing facilities recently evaluated

Ohio residents who follow health news may be interested in a study done by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that analyzed 653 Medicare patient records chosen randomly from more than 600 skilled nursing facilities. According to the study, which only examined records from August 2011, 22 percent of the patients suffered long-term injuries and 11 percent suffered short-term harm. Additionally, nearly 60 percent of the events were preventable and more than 50 percent of the individuals re-hospitalized.

Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run crash in Ohio

A 51-year-old man with a history of DUI convictions was arrested by Union Township police following a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on Feb. 21. The 51-year-old male victim was riding his bike at the time of the car accident. The suspect had been convicted for DUI on three other occasions between the years on 1996 and 2007. The suspect is currently being held in a local county Jail.

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