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Car accident on Interstate 71 in Ohio claims 1 life

On Friday, July 11, at about 5:52 p.m., a car accident occurred on Interstate 71 in Ohio near the US 36/37 exit. The accident involved three vehicles and caused the interstate to be closed for many hours. While alcohol is not believed to have been a cause of this Ohio car accident, troopers did say that charges are pending against the at-fault driver.

Public outcry forces change in Cincinnati auto accident policy

In a stunning reversal of public policy, the Cincinnati Police Department has decided to abandon its decision to stop writing accident reports and tickets following minor car crashes. Last July, Cincinnati police quietly unveiled a new policy in which officers were told not to get involved in cases of minor fender benders. In response to a large public outcry, the police department has now decided to go back to writing reports and tickets. That policy went back into effect on June 1.

Local Cincinnati high school valedictorian in fatal accident

A 21-year-old man died May 14 when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a truck. His grandfather was in the car with him. The young man was later pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital, and his 79-year-old grandfather is still listed in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Man sentenced for deadly pot- and booze-fueled car accident

An 18-year-old man will spend four years in prison and never be able to drive again as part of a plea bargain agreement for his involvement in a pot- and booze-fueled crash that killed two teens. Emotions ran high in the courtroom as emotional parents and family members spoke openly about the pain they have experienced as a result of the deaths of their loved ones.

Rear-end car accident strikes Ohio school bus

There are a number of special laws and regulations on the books to protect children who ride our state's school buses. Flashing lights, stop gates and mandatory traffic halts all help to ensure the safety of Ohio's children. Despite these safety measures, buses are still occasionally involved in traffic accidents.

Police chase leads to 5-car pileup

Police have a duty to protect and serve -- it goes without saying that this means their actions should never endanger the public. However, this is often an issue when it comes to high-speed chases. Police officers often initiate high-speed chases in an attempt to apprehend suspects; however, these chases sometimes end in tragedy. Suspects often drive recklessly, striking other vehicles, damaging property and injuring innocent parties.

Head-on collision sends 2 to hospital

When it comes to car accidents, few are more dangerous - and deadly - than head-on collisions. When a driver fails to keep his or her lane and moves into oncoming traffic, the results are often catastrophic. The momentum of both cars causes an impact of tremendous power, often causing severe injuries to everyone involved.

Cincinnati teenagers struck by snowplow

The snowy season has truly arrived here in Ohio and with it comes the arrival of our state's snowplows. Like all other drivers, snowplow operators have a responsibility to drive safely and follow all traffic laws. Snowplows, however, are heavy and often operated in inclement weather; operators, therefore, need to be even more careful and observant while driving on Ohio's roads. Failure to spot another vehicle or to maintain a lane could result in a serious collision.

Fiery accident between 2 trucks leaves 1 driver dead

When a truck driver gets behind the wheel of a semi-trailer, they take on the responsibility to drive safely and carefully. This responsibility is intended to protect the other drivers on the road; all too often, when it is broken, drivers of smaller vehicles must pay the price. A recent case, however, shows that other truckers are just as at-risk in a tractor-trailer accident.

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