September 2013 Archives

3-car crash kills 1, injures 4

Often, when people think about rear-end crashes, they think about "fender benders." These minor, low-speed collisions are viewed more as a source of anger and annoyance rather than a true tragedy. But as a recent case from Ohio shows, even a low speed collision at the wrong time can result in serious injuries and even death.

Motorcyclists rear-ended by state trooper

As motorists, we trust that law enforcement officials will work hard to secure our safety on the road. After all, they're tasked with preventing unsafe and irresponsible behavior behind the wheel. It's almost unthinkable, then, that a state trooper could rear-end a motorcycle on the highway. In a recent accident, however, that's exactly what happened.

Ohio man confesses to fatal drunk driving accident online

In a story that quickly made national news, an Ohio man posted a confession on the Internet this week detailing a night of drunken driving that ended in the death of an innocent bystander. The four-minute YouTube video shows the man, face blurred and voice distorted, describing a night of drinking at a number of local bars. After he was "black out drunk," he got in his car to go home.

Ohio woman killed in bicycle accident

When biking on our nation's roadways, bicyclists face unique challenges and dangers. Sharing the road with cars and trucks is risky, because bicycles are much more difficult to spot than motorists. Often, after a car and bicycle accident, drivers will claim that they simply "didn't see" the bicyclist. Furthermore, bicyclists have no defense or protection when they are struck by cars, meaning the injuries sustained in such a collision are often serious, or even fatal.

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