As smart phones become more and more popular amongst Americans, distracted driving habits, such as texting while driving, have also become more prevalent in the news. Lawmakers are cracking down on drivers who cause car accidents because of distraction by portable electronics. A recent case in Ohio is no different. A driver that was texting while driving has been sentenced to almost five years in prison.
Police are investigating after a Columbus man was killed in a chain reaction crash caused by a tractor-trailer on US Highway 30. The semi-truck caused a three-car collision after it barreled through a traffic light. Trucking accidents like this one are often fatal due to the sheer weight and force of the vehicle. The danger of accidents involving tractor-trailers is often high due to their frequent use of major highways.
A 21-year-old Ohio woman from Columbus Grove tragically lost her life in a motor vehicle accident that took place last month. Officers from the Ohio Highway Patrol stated that a 45-year-old male driver from Ottawa caused the accident when he was headed northbound on County Road 14 and crossed into the path of oncoming traffic. His pickup truck subsequently collided head on with the woman's vehicle.