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A young man's death blamed on a defective product

July 4 is rapidly approaching and it brings with it thoughts of all things American -- hot dogs, apple pie and sports. Few will argue that youth sports are not beneficial to young people. Participation in sports in Ohio teaches teamwork, good sportsmanship and perseverance. None of this should happen at the cost of a child's safety. A recent case charges that a defective product was at fault in one such instance.

An area father is suing a football helmet manufacturer in connection with his son's death. The boy started playing football when he was 8 years old and continued through high school. The young man was on a fishing trip when he experienced a seizure, fell overboard and drowned.

A life cut short by a drunk driving accident

Pedestrians venture out of their homes in Ohio to run errands, go to work or maybe even just take a walk. No one suspects it will be the last thing the person does. A drunk driver can change the outcome of an errand, a day at work, or a walk in an instant as the result of a drunk driving accident.

A middle-aged man was crossing a street in Sharon Township on a recent evening. He was struck by a car, a Honda Fit, that was traveling south on a local road. The accident happened about 9:30 p.m.

An ice cream truck involved in a fatal car crash

When one thinks of ice cream trucks and children in Ohio one envisions laughter, smiling faces and cold, sweet ice cream. One does not envision the sounds of a car crash, whirring Life Flight helicopters and ambulance sirens blaring. But that was the situation in a tragic crash near Huber Heights.

The crash occurred about 1 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. The posted speed limit in the area is 45 mph. The crash happened near the intersection of two local roadways.

Hit and run car accident led to tragic death

When a person gets behind the wheel of a car in Ohio he or she does not expect that it will be for the last time. While most people understand that driving is a risk, it is not normally at the forefront of a person's mind. When a person sets out on a trip or errand, he or she expects to return. Sadly, an unexpected car accident can happen at any time.

In a recent crash, a truck appeared to intentionally steer into a car that was attempting to pass. The truck caused the car to crash into an electric pole. The gentleman who was driving the car died as a result of his injuries.

Missed infection results in amputation, medical malpractice claim

The availability of joint replacement is a wonder of modern medicine. Countless lives have been improved in Ohio by the availability of this technology. Surgery is never without risk, and major surgery comes with incrementally more risk. A successful operation brings with it great improvement in the quality of life. But when complications resulting from an operation occur, the outcome can be far less favorable and result in a case of medical malpractice.

About 10 years ago, a gentleman had both knees replaced. The surgery was a success, and he returned to an active life. Five years post-op, one of his knees became damaged. The gentleman found a surgeon to repair the damaged knee. Two months later the patient slipped and reinjured the knee.

Drunk driving accident caused by wrong-way driver

Do not enter signs mark exit ramps on highways. This is to prevent drivers from accidentally entering an exit ramp and driving the wrong way on a highway. Sadly, wrong-way accidents still occur on Ohio highways and the drivers are sometimes under the influence of alcohol. This can lead to a drunk driving accident.

Such was the case in a tragic crash that occurred recently on I-75 near Lima. An SUV was struck head-on by a Ford pickup truck that was traveling the wrong way. There were five passengers in the SUV. A 15-year-old boy in the SUV was killed in the crash. The driver of the SUV, the other three passengers and the driver of the pickup truck were all transported to the hospital, some with serious injuries and others with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Prom night and a tragic car crash

It's spring and spring means high school proms in Ohio. Proms should be a time of celebration and creating high school memories. All too often, prom memories include memories of tragedies. Young drivers may be excited about the festivities and become distracted. A tragic car crash can result.

Such was the case for a young woman on her way to prom with a group of friends. A Monroe high school student was driving to the dance with her classmates when her car veered to the right; she overcorrected, causing the car to hit a telephone pole. A young woman was sitting in the back seat and was not wearing a seat belt. She was thrown free of the car and later died from her injuries. The driver and two other passengers were treated at a local hospital and released.

Wet roads and trucks can be a recipe for a car crash

Driving on wet roads in Ohio can be hazardous. When a tractor-trailer is added to the equation the risk may escalate. A car crash may ensue. Such was the case in a recent accident on I-75 near Dayton.

A box truck was traveling in the left lane. A Cadillac SUV was in the center lane. A tractor-trailer came up behind the Cadillac SUV and struck the SUV, pushing the vehicle under the box truck. The resulting crash resulted in injuries to the driver of the SUV and her two passengers. According to the crash report, the tractor-trailer was following too closely and may have been traveling above the posted speed limit.

College student dies in an early morning car accident

Young people go off to college in Ohio to prepare for the rest of their lives. Families send them off for their first year full of hopes and dreams. Anticipation of graduation and the next phase of a young person's life is never far from a family's thoughts. When a tragic car accident cuts short those dreams, the stress to a family can be overwhelming.

Such was the case for a young woman who attended Bowling Green State University and was a student teacher at a local high school. She was the passenger in a car driven by a classmate who was also a student teacher at the school. The accident happened near Fostoria when the car carrying the two women, a Honda Civic, collided with a Jeep Cherokee. The passenger in the Honda Civic was pronounced dead at the scene.

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