Drunk driving is a dangerous practice because intoxicated drivers generally do not have the capacity to respond to changing road conditions like sober drivers. A drunk driver may not be able to react to a pedestrian in the road or may not be able to avoid a collision if a vehicle in their vicinity comes to a stop. Because drinking and driving is so perilous to the health and safety of Ohio residents, the state has created significant criminal laws against engaging in the practice.
Crossing through the intersection of two streets is normally a relatively safe activity, given that the individuals who are driving their vehicles respect the rules of the road and the signage posted in the area. Every day Ohio drivers successfully navigate these common roadway interchanges and few suffer harm as a result of collisions or accidents. However, a very violent crash in an intersection recently occurred near Akron and that collision took the life of a 38-year-old woman.
An accident involving an Ohio resident and a commercial vehicle is not like one between two passenger vehicles. Aside from the fact that commercial vehicles are often much larger and potentially more damaging that personal vehicles, commercial vehicles carry with them a variety of questions regarding who owns them, who is responsible for maintaining them and who is tasked with training their drivers.
One of the best parts of being a kid is having the free time to run, play and generally experience a good time with one's friends and siblings. In Ohio, it is not uncommon to see groups of children sledding down hills in the winter, playing sports in the summer and just hanging out together any time of the year. Children know how to have a good time, and in some cases their enthusiasm for getting where they want to go overrides their developing senses of patience and responsibility. These factors can put them at risk for putting themselves in to dangerous situations.
The moments, hours and days following a motor vehicle accident are often hazy and confusing. You have concern for the condition of your loved ones and uncertainty about what to do next. Being injured, and in pain, may compound your confusion.
When Akron residents think of distracted drivers, they likely think of teens and young adults with cell phones in their hands while they are behind the wheels of their cars. This imagery is not inaccurate: young drivers have caused and have been involved in dangerous distracted driving accidents throughout the nation due to their use of texting and other communication devices.