Easter Sunday is typically about spending time with families, hoping for spring and eating a festive meal. People set out for their family celebrations expecting to reach their destinations safely. They don't expect to be involved in a horrible and fatal car crash. Unfortunately, such an accident happened near Springfield, Ohio this past Easter Sunday.
Traffic accidents are never expected and always scary. No accident is scarier than one that involves a fatality and injuries. No matter how careful and observant a driver, a car accident can still happen in Ohio. Living through an accident and through its aftermath is one of life's more stressful situations.
It is past St. Patrick's Day, and everyone is tiring of winter. Spring is in sight and one can feel it in the air. And then it happens, the March snow storm. It can happen at anytime and be a brief snow shower or a squall, complete with white outs, that can create hazardous driving conditions in Ohio that can lead to a car crash.
Those who live in Ohio know how treacherous winter driving can be. This can be particularly true when the weather is so changeable and is difficult to predict. Most drivers are aware of these circumstances and exercise appropriate caution when driving in the snow. Sometimes another driver is not as cautious, or is even reckless, and a deadly car crash can result.
A fun night out with friends gone terribly wrong. No one wants to think of this happening, but unfortunately, it can happen in the blink of an eye. A driver is distracted for an instant. That is all it takes for a night out with friends to become a life-changing tragedy caused by a car accident.
No one expects to be involved in a car crash while driving on an average weekday in the early evening. During this time in Ohio, most are driving home from work or picking kids up from day care, or perhaps headed out to dinner or other planned evening activities. However, the hustle and bustle of traffic during rush hour can often cause an unexpected car accident.
It is no secret that failing to obey traffic laws can cause accidents. However, many don't realize just how true this is until they have lived it. For one teenage girl in Ohio, a reminder of the day she ran a red light will likely haunt her for the rest of her life. Unfortunately, her mistake caused a car crash that took the life of two of her friends.
On Christmas Eve, the streets and highways are typically crowded with drivers. Many are out finishing their last-minute shopping, while others are visiting family locally or traveling long distance to see faraway loved ones. Whatever the reason for being out on Ohio roads at this busy time, people must be extra cautious in order to avoid a car accident.
First responders are the first to arrive at accident scenes. They are the men and women who spend their time helping others and sometimes they put their lives on the line during emergency calls. In Ohio, the Springfield Township Fire Department is holding a vigil for one of its own after a devastating car crash.
There are many factors that affect the safety of drivers and passengers. The weather, road conditions and general traffic patterns may all be things that are out of a driver's control and may contribute to a car accident. However, the one element that is most concerning may be the condition of the driver. When a driver does not take seriously the responsibility to operate a motor vehicle safely, the lives of his or her passengers -- as well as others on the road -- are placed in danger.