After a car accident, most people involved can be in a state of shock or experience an adrenaline rush that can make it hard to think. The mental trauma can make it difficult to truly assess the severity of your injuries. It can actually take several days before some symptoms make themselves known. This is one of the reasons why, if you have been in a car accident, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible for an assessment.
Two Ohio residents were killed in a car crash in Litchfield Township on April 19. The accident took place just before 10 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
A police sergeant in Pataskala said that alcohol or drug use was not suspected in the head-on collision that killed three people on Ohio 16 near Taylor Road in Licking County. However, the investigation remains open as investigators search for the reason why a westbound Toyota Camry crossed the highway's center line and hit a Dodge Grand Caravan.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a crash in Ottawa County that killed one person on April 12 on Ohio 2. The victim was a 59-year-old man from Toledo who drove a motorcycle when the accident happened at around 12:30 p.m.
Two women were seriously injured, and another woman was hurt in a car accident north of Wauseon, Ohio, on State Highway 108. The head-on collision between two cars occurred near the Airport Highway intersection, according to the Ohio State Patrol.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol did not immediately say what factors may have contributed to a late morning accident on March 26 in Clark County that claimed the life of a 64-year-old man. However, troopers said that their investigation into the collision would continue. The fatal crash occurred shortly before noon on U.S. Route 68 in Springfield.
A 24-year-old woman admitted to police that she was the driver in a fatal accident that took place during July 2014. According to authorities, the accident occurred after a vehicle driving on Interstate 70 crossed three lanes of traffic and hit a motorcycle. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound when the crash took place, and the victim was a 58-year-old woman. Authorities say that an anonymous tip led gave them the lead that eventually led to a confession.
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.
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.
Drinking and driving is a huge problem in the United States as there is roughly one death involving a driver under the influence of alcohol every 51 minutes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,322 people died in accidents involving alcohol use in 2012. These otherwise preventable incidents accounted for more than 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in the country that year. People in Ohio can take some steps to reduce the amount of impaired drivers on the road.