Though many Ohio residents may feel like winter is already here, autumn is the season most motorcyclists have been waiting for. Riding down the roads with the wind blowing through their hair and the beautiful foliage as scenery, motorcyclists are a common sight for most motorists these days. Unfortunately, those motorists who fail to see them can cause devastating accidents that can end all frolicking for both the accident victim and his or her family members.
Many people in Cincinnati probably scoff when they see drivers on their cellphones, thinking of how dangerous this activity is. However, a recent report suggests that this type of distracted driving is probably far more prevalent than most people would care to admit.
It should be pretty obvious to our readers in Ohio that drunk driving is a problem in America that doesn't seem to be going away. Despite decades of public awareness campaigns by both public and private entities, there are still thousands of Americans who get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol. So, is it possible to calculate the impact of drunk driving in America?
Our readers in Cincinnati may remember seeing a tragic news story about a 74-year-old high school teacher who was struck by a vehicle while volunteering to clean up debris and leaves on the side of a road. The teacher died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the accident, and, to make matters worse, the driver fled the scene.
Spring is right around the corner and many Ohio residents are probably eagerly looking forward to getting back to doing some outdoor activities. For some, they may be looking forward to picking up their jogging routine again. For others, it may be as simple as wanting to take the dog for a walk without having to worry about winter weather. But, the unfortunate reality is that when people walk, jog or run alongside public roads, they may be putting themselves in danger.
In the aftermath of a serious car accident, most people are, rightfully, focused on getting medical treatment as soon as possible and making sure that the path toward a full recovery of health is in order. However, as those immediate concerns are addressed, the injured victims are likely thinking of one other point: Who caused the accident to begin with?
By now, every driver knows that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking alcohol is a bad idea. Not only could such behavior result in criminal charges, it could also lead to motor vehicle accidents that could leave someone else injured, or even result in death. Unfortunately, the latter was the result in an alleged hit-and-run incident that occurred in nearby Warren County.
Most people in Ohio have seen the results of a car wreck on the side of the road. These accidents can range from simple fender-benders to more serious crashes involving severe injuries. And car accidents have all kinds of causes. But what about accidents involving recreational vehicles? How often do these types of crashes occur, and how often do injuries occur in these accidents?
Of all the different types of motor vehicle accidents that occur on the roads and highways of Ohio, there are perhaps none more dangerous than accidents that involve commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks. These vehicles are significantly larger than passenger vehicles, and often they are transporting hazardous cargo as well. What are some of the common causes of accidents involving commercial vehicles?