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More about brain injuries and comas

Ohio residents might be interested in understanding more about the different types of comas that can result from a brain injury. The different types include brain death, locked-in syndrome, persistent vegetative state, anoxic brain injury and toxic-metabolic encephalopathy. Comas may also be medically induced for temporary periods in order to prevent the brain from swelling after the patient sustains trauma. These types of procedures are typically restricted intensive care situations.

Teen driving distractions include homework and changing clothing

Ohio motorists may worry about distracted drivers who are using their cellphones, but a recent study indicates that teens can be distracted by more than just electronic devices when they are behind the wheel. Although they seem to have an awareness of text messaging and cellphone use as dangerous behaviors, other commonly reported activities are equally risky.

Breast cancer biopsies may be misdiagnosed

New research is shedding light on the misdiagnosis of breast cancer in Ohio and the rest of the U.S. Every year, breast cancer biopsies are performed on about 1.6 million women nationwide. Approximately 10 percent will receive a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ, but it should not be confused with invasive types of breast cancer.

Vehicle accident in Jackson County results in fatal injury

A fatal automobile accident that occurred on the foggy morning of March 12 has resulted in charges of negligent vehicular homicide and failure to stop after a fatal accident. The accident occurred in Jackson County, Ohio, about 7 miles west of Jackson. The victim, a 21-year-old male, was travelling on U.S. Route 35 when the crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m.

One man killed, two others critically hurt in Ohio crash

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, one person was killed and two others were critically injured in a single car accident on I-75 in Troy on March 9. The incident happened shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Woman nabbed for fatal hit-and-run after anonymous tip

A 24-year-old Ohio woman has confessed to being the hit-and-run driver involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 70 in July 2014, according to the Pickerington Police Department. She was apprehended after authorities received an anonymous tip. Police said the suspect was driving east on I-70 near state Route 256 on July 16 when she allegedly veered over three traffic lanes and hit an eastbound Harley Davidson motorcycle. The collision killed the bike's 58-year-old female operator.

Driver charged in motorcycle crash that killed Akron dad

An Ohio man has been charged in connection with a December crash that killed a motorcyclist in Akron. Authorities accuse him of being a negligent driver and operating a vehicle without a valid license.

Crash reportedly caused by truck driver's falling asleep

The cause of a fatal accident involving a semi-truck, school bus and car in Washington was reported recently. According to sources, police believe the truck driver involved in the accident caused it after he allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel.

Ohio driver ignored stop sign before fatal accident

The Ohio State Highway Patrol have reported that an accident involving three vehicles on Feb. 27 has claimed the lives of two people. Both of the deceased individuals had been traveling in a sedan that is said to have run through a stop sign immediately before the collision. The accident occurred at the intersection of Chesrown Road and State Route 13 in Mansfield at approximately 5:45 p.m. The crash led to State Road 13 being closed to traffic for several hours.

2 killed in Ohio collision

Two people were killed and a third was critically injured in a collision in Lorain County on Feb. 20. The accident occurred after one man drove his vehicle left of the center line into the path of oncoming traffic. The afternoon crash caused the closure of the road for about four hours after the incident.

City employee suffers severe injuries in Ohio crash

A two-vehicle accident on Feb. 26 in Lorain critically injured a city utilities worker, and the collision occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m. in the 1800 block of 28 Street. The street was slick and covered with snow when the incident took place, and the driver who allegedly was responsible reportedly did not have a valid driver's license.

Road rage in Ohio

Although road rage cases in Ohio are not known to commonly result in violence, the possibility does exist. Experts indicate that a more serious risk may be that the distraction and elevated emotional state that affects all people involved in a road rage incident could lead to a car accident.

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