Driving is an incredibly serious responsibility. The lives of everyone on the road, including pedestrians and even those in buildings and other locations along a roadway, can be involved in an automobile accident. Sadly, serious injury and even death may result. The damage that negligent driving can cause explains why there are so many laws regarding driving safety. Over a recent weekend, a car accident resulting in the wrongful death of a 22-year-old man occurred in Ohio.
Automobile accidents causing personal injury and death are tragic events. Accidents during the holiday season are especially devastating. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, an accident resulting in the deaths of two people at the hands of a negligent driver occurred in Ohio. The police were faced with the difficult responsibility of informing the victims' families about the accident.
Automobile accidents are unfortunately everyday occurrences. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries or even death. Accidents involving animals, especially horses, are much less commonplace. Five such incidents occurred on U.S. 36 and Ohio 41 in Ohio one recent Friday morning.
Deadly accidents usually leave grieving loved ones in their wake, but that grief is only compounded when the driver flees the scene. Police are trying to locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident with a pedestrian on Halloween night. A 30-year-old Ohio mother was fatally injured in an accident as she crossed a street in Columbus. The vehicle police believe to have been involved was later found abandoned in a Walgreens parking lot. Court documents state that the car contained drug residue.
The sad fact is that many fatal automobile accidents in Ohio could have been prevented. All too often, a mistake is made that results in a collision and injury or worse to innocent victims. Recently, a 25-year-old man was fatally injured in an automobile accident that appears to have been caused by the negligence of another driver.
Most drivers are aware of the basic rules of the road: follow the speed limit, buckle safety belts and so on. However, occasionally road conditions could warrant extra precautions. For example, if there is ice on the road, it would be prudent to travel at lower speeds, even below the posted speed limit, in order to ensure everyone's safety. A fatal automobile accident in Ohio has illustrated the necessity of this precaution and resulted in criminal charges against one driver.
Serious injuries can occur in several different types of accidents. Unfortunately for victim's, negligence can often be to blame and cause extreme physical, emotional and financial hardship. A recent accident in Ohio caused serious injuries to a bicyclist and has left many unanswered questions.
School bus drivers take on a serious responsibility each and every time they get behind the wheel of the bus. They are responsible for getting students to and from school safely, and that means that they need to be aware of everyone who shares the roadway with them. Unfortunately, a fatal accident between a school bus and a 56-year-old pedestrian occurred recently in Ohio. Charges against the driver are not being ruled out, which may help the decedent's family if they wish to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Climbing behind the wheel of a vehicle or onto a motorcycle means understanding the risks involved and making a tacit agreement to govern one's actions in accordance with traffic law. Despite this knowledge, an automobile accident often comes as a surprise to those involved. This is perhaps especially true when those at fault for the accident are Ohio law enforcement officers.
People get into their cars, pull out onto the streets and drive to their destinations never expecting or planning on being involved in an accident. Almost three months ago, an Ohio man was driving along, minding his own business when in the blink of an eye his life was tragically ended in a motor vehicle accident. The other man involved in the accident has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.