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.
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.
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.
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.
Many times, the effects of being involved in a car accident can go beyond physical injuries and accumulating medical expenses. A strong emotional response to an auto accident is normal. In some cases, however, post-traumatic stress may develop, causing additional complications that can limit or stall the victim's full recovery.
On Jan. 6, one person was killed and three others were injured in a car accident in Wayne County. The accident happened around 5:25 p.m.
On Dec. 28, a 37-year-old Bainbridge man, who was driving a Jeep Liberty while drunk, was traveling on U.S. 422 in Olon allegedly going east in the westbound lanes. At approximately 12:45 a.m., he hit a Saturn Vue head-on, according to police.
Ohio authorities reported recently on an accident in Lorain involving a U.S. postal truck that sent two people to the hospital on Nov. 13. The collision took place on the Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge when the 24-year-old man driving the postal truck lost control and struck a 1996 Buick Riviera head-on. There were no other people involved in the accident.
Law enforcement authorities reported that a pickup truck allegedly caused a major accident that resulted in the death of a 27-year-old woman and injured several firefighters on the Ohio Turnpike on Nov. 5. According to police, the Canfield Fire Department was responding to an earlier accident and traffic was stopped. The 27-year-old woman was stopped behind the fire truck in her Nissan SUV.