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.
Whenever drivers of passenger cars have to share the roadways with big rigs, they will be vulnerable. The sheer size of a tractor-trailer leaves occupants of cars with little chance of survival in the event of a collision. Such an auto wreck that involved a car and a large truck recently claimed the lives of a toddler and her parents in Ohio.
A group of seven people was stunned when a truck came plowing into their Ohio business meeting last week. According to reports, the scene looked as though a bomb had exploded right in the middle of the room. Several people were injured, and more were traumatized by the incident. The driver is accused of aggravated vehicle assault and was reported to have been drinking at the time of the auto wreck.
The number of crashes involving pedestrians is on the rise in Ohio. According to Columbus police and other agencies, a disturbing trend is occurring in the state. More pedestrians are being struck by vehicles, often causing horrible injury. In one recent car accident, a woman was killed on March 5 when she was hit by a car near the Eastland Mall.
One Ohio man is dead and three others are injured after a semi truck collided with a tree trimming truck in Greenwich. On that morning in mid-November the crew of the tree trimming truck were setting up to do some work on the side of the road. A flagger was in place, carrying a stop sign and directing traffic. Two vehicle, the tree trimming truck and another pickup truck were sitting in the northbound lanes.
Recently in Jackson Township, Ohio, an Amish buggy was involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle. The result was one fatality and two other injuries; the deceased was a 21-year-old woman who was ejected from the buggy in the collision. The car accident remains under investigation by local authorities.
The U.S has experienced an upsurge in the number of vehicles on the roads in recent decades. With such an increment, it was just a matter of time before car accidents skyrocketed beyond logic. A car accident can adversely affect your life in more ways than you can imagine in the absence of quick medical assistance. As a victim, you will not only sustain catastrophic injuries, but your recovery process will be a daunting task, to say the least. If you end up in a car crash scene, you might want to know some basic guidelines to help save a life in need.