An Ohio community is in mourning after the death of a 19-year-old resident of New Richmond in a two-car collision. The accident occurred on Oct. 18, when the Mazda 6 driven by the teen's mother was hit by a Camaro going westbound on Lindale Nicholsville Road attempting to drive onto State Route 749. In addition to his mother, there were two 9-year-old twin siblings in the car. The teen was pronounced dead while being airlifted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and his mother and siblings are still recovering at Children's Hospital.
A 37-year-old Ohio man was killed in an alleged hit-and-run accident on Oct. 27. The Columbus Division of Police reports that the accident occurred at approximately 2:25 a.m. on the eastbound side of Interstate 670. Investigators say a 2007 Dodge Charger was headed eastbound near the Grandview Avenue area of the interstate when it caused a rear-end collision with a 1997 Toyota Camry.
A crash involving six passenger vehicles and one semitrailer closed down the eastbound side of the Ohio Turnpike for approximately five hours on Oct. 19. A 58-year-old man died at the scene of the truck accident.
While certain injuries cannot always be prevented, there are several steps one can take in order to mitigate serious head injuries. For instance, the simple act of wearing a seat belt while driving, which is also required by Ohio law, may prevent head trauma should an accident occur. In sporting activities where falls and head contact are common, wearing a helmet is also beneficial. Falls are common and risky to both older people and children; one may reduce hazards by removing area rugs, installing handrails and keeping stairways clear of clutter.
Ohio authorities reported that a man died only hours after his wedding ceremony when a truck in which he and his new bride were passengers ran off the road. The accident occurred on Oct. 12 in Wyandot County around 4:00 p.m. The couple had reportedly been returning to the wedding reception with friends.
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers reported that a husband and wife were killed on Oct. 17 when their car was struck by another vehicle. The accident occurred around 12:35 p.m. in Crawford County at the intersection of Brockensword Road and Route 4. The couple that died in the collision were from Reynoldsburg.
Authorities reported that a total of seven people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Carroll Township in Northeastern Ohio on Oct. 12. According to reports, four of the injured are Mount Clemens residents while three are residents of Kettering. An eighth person involved, a 21-year-old Mount Clements man who was driving one of the vehicles, was apparently not injured in the crash.
Authorities from the Ohio State Patrol reported that an accident occurring on Oct. 5 along U.S. 23 killed the drivers of both vehicles and injured two passengers. According to officers, they believe a 30-year-old man was heading south on U.S. 23 in a Chevrolet Colorado prior to the collision.
Ohio readers may be interested to learn that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three-quarters of all motor vehicle accident costs are paid by those not even directly involved in a crash. These costs are incurred primarily through taxes, insurance premiums and travel delays. Additional information from the NHTSA reports that in 2010, crashes cost the U.S. nearly $1 trillion in loss of life and productivity.
Residents in Ohio may benefit from understanding more about the state's statute of limitations on premises liability. State law establishes the statute of limitations for bodily injury, property damage or wrongful death from unsafe or inadequate improvements to real property to be no later than 10 years from the date that the conditions of the real property were reconstructed or improved.
A United States Marine died in a car crash on Sept. 29 after a dump truck struck his vehicle, according to reports. The victim was headed back to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, following a 20-day medical leave in Ohio. The male dump truck driver was the only other individual involved in the crash.
An Ohio couple is suing a sperm bank for sending them the incorrect sperm for artificial insemination. The suit alleges that the women, who are white, chose a Caucasian donor, but they were accidentally sent sperm from an African-American donor. The mix-up was discovered five months into the pregnancy.
On Sept. 25 around 10:45 a.m. in Huntington Township, a fatal trucking accident left one man dead. The 58-year-old victim was traveling south on SR 41 when he came across a paint spill in the roadway that Ohio State Highway Patrol reported likely caused the driver to lose control and slide across the centerline into oncoming traffic. The man's vehicle then collided with a semi-truck, sending both vehicles careening into the eastern embankment of the highway.