A two-car crash in Clearcreek Township has sent four people to local hospitals, according to authorities on the scene. Ohio Highway Patrol has confirmed the head-on crash occurred in the early evening of Feb. 18. As with many car accidents, this one is still under investigation, and so far, no charges have been filed against anyone involved.
Some crashes happen late at night, or early in the morning, at times when the road does not carry much, if any, traffic. Under these conditions, it could even be hours before passersby discover some car accidents. Police officers here in Ohio and elsewhere make preliminary findings that may turn out not to be the primary cause of a particular crash.
No matter what time of year it is, Ohio can experience inclement weather. When that happens, drivers ought to adjust their driving to account for low visibility or trouble remaining on the road and/or in their lanes of travel. Otherwise, it could lead to serious or even deadly car accidents.
Did a drunk, distracted, sleepy or otherwise negligent driver hit you and cause you or passengers in your vehicle injury? If so, Ohio laws allow you to seek compensation for your losses through legal means. Many people feel going that far is not necessary, particularly if the responsible party has insurance. Here is a simple truth that many people do not like to hear: after a car accident, the insurance provider is not your friend.
Police officers are prepared for the dangers they face while on-the-job, but when they are not, many of them feel as though they can relax and enjoy their days. Even so, they are probably more keenly aware of the potential for a car accident than most people are. However, that does not keep them from becoming victims just like every other person driving Ohio's roadways.