A fatal truck accident claimed the life of a young Dublin woman on Tuesday night. Maria Elizabeth Tiberi, 21, was driving her Toyota Corolla south on Interstate 270 when she failed to stop at backed-up traffic and hit the rear of a tractor trailer.
According to research that is beginning to come to light, veterans of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are dramatically more likely to find themselves involved in a serious and potentially fatal car accident. For some veterans, the risk of dying in a fatal car crash is 76 percent higher than for drivers in the general population.
In some motor vehicle accidents, the important questions are easy to answer. For example, when witnesses or videotapes show one car driving through a red light and hitting another car, it is simple to prove that the first driver is responsible for what happened. Other cases are not as clear and it can take an experienced and resourceful advocate to determine what went wrong and who is to blame.
Drivers know that you stop when you see a school bus with its lights flashing. Yet, truck driver Johnny Allen Spell ignored the important law, even as children exited the school bus he was illegally passing. Tragically, a child was killed because of Spell's foolish actions. Cowardly, Spell fled the scene, rather than trying to help save his young victim's life.
Motor vehicle accidents are often cited as the top unnatural cause of death in the United States. In Ohio, drug overdoses are the top killer.
A 27-year-old man was killed Monday in a construction zone accident involving a tractor trailer.
A Fayette County deputy clung to life for more than a week after his crash on April 8, but he succumbed to severe injuries yesterday at an Ohio hospital.
As baby boomers transition into a so-called "silver tsunami," the importance of senior safety measures will be vital to the country, in both economic and quality-of-life perspectives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognizes that the seismic shift in demographics is occurring and is considering creating car-safety ratings for senior drivers.
A single-car crash has killed two people and injured two others in Circleville. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office isn't divulging many details, but we know that a 2003 Dodge Neon was travelling south on Ohio 138 when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
On March 10, a horrific accident rocked the community of Warren, Ohio. The crash left six teens dead and two more injured, but it also left the community of 41,000 wondering how such a tragedy could happen. Those details are now emerging, and they are enough to drive fear into the hearts of parents everywhere.