In Ohio at this time of year, the weather can lead to dangerous driving conditions. It is important for drivers to be extra careful when roads become slick and visibility is limited in order to avoid being in a car accident. Unfortunately, in the wake of recent snow conditions there were several multiple vehicle accidents in the state. One resulted in at least 20 people being injured and one 12-year-old girl being killed.
Two Ohio men are dead after a tragic accident. This was no usual car accident like those that usually involve passenger vehicles or semis. This car crash involved one passenger vehicle and one ATV. The head-on collision caused the death of the 24-year-old and 31-year-old men traveling in the ATV.
Accidents that result in injuries to one or more of the parties involved are always unfortunate. However, car accidents involving a motorcycle are more likely to have tragic results due to the variance in size between the vehicles. Often times the motorcyclist will face much more severe injuries than the driver of the car.
Riding a bike in Columbus can be an enjoyable and healthy form of transportation. However, bicyclists are too often at risk when drivers fail to proceed with due caution on Ohio roadways. With that concern in mind, Columbus residents may be saddened to hear of a 20-year-old man who was recently struck by a pickup truck and killed while riding his bike alongside Interstate 270. Police and paramedics arrived at the scene of the fatal accident at about 5 in the morning. The bicyclist was transported to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:48 a.m. The 25-year-old driver of the pickup was interviewed at the scene, and police ruled out alcohol, weather and excessive speed as factors that might have led to the accident. According to the Franklin County sheriff's office, the part of the interstate where the incident occurred was not lit, and the deceased was wearing dark clothing. However, the accident is still under investigation.
Serious personal injury resulting from a car accident can be devastating. Every day, in and around Columbus, there are motor vehicle accidents that cause injuries, some of them fatal. When we learn that a car has struck a bicycle, we cringe at the mere thought of the impact. As drivers, we all recognize the necessity of exercising every reasonable care in avoiding contact with someone riding their bike. When a bicycle is struck by a motor vehicle, the bicyclist does not have structural protection to absorb the impact.