August 2014 Archives

Rome, Ohio man gets 7 years for fatal OVI accident

On Aug. 28, a Rome, Ohio, man received a seven-year prison sentence for his role in a drunk driving collision that killed a Toledo, Ohio, woman earlier this year. According to prosecutors, the defendant was intoxicated and speeding last Feb. 14 when his SUV struck the rear of the victim's car as she waited for a stop light.

Hit-and-run causes personal injury to Ohio motorcyclist

The Ohio Highway Patrol says that a 15-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after the dirt bike he was riding was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Authorities say the Aug. 19 crash occurred in Cherry Valley, Ohio, and may not have been an accident.

Ohio bicycle accident statistics breakdown

Ohio residents are fortunate to live in a state that takes a serious view of traffic safety. Each year, the Ohio Department of Public Safety publishes a report of crash statistics related to all types of accidents including incidents between bicyclists and other vehicles. Here are some of the highlights of the latest compilation of bike crash statistics:

Multiple vehicle car accident on elevated highway

On August 2, a multiple vehicle car accident occurred on a stretch of elevated highway connecting Covington, Kentucky, with Cincinnati, Ohio. According to a police report, the accident happened around 12:15 p.m. on the upper deck of a section of the Brent Spence Bridge in Kentucky.

2 dead in fatal motor vehicle accident after failure to stop

On July 22, an elderly Indiana couple died as the result of a multi-car accident in Warren County, Ohio. Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say that the accident happened at about 2:00 p.m. near an intersection in Clearcreek Township. It was at that intersection between Township Line Road and State Route 73 where police say a woman driving a 2005 Hyundai failed to stop at a stop sign and then struck a flatbed lumber truck.

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