The Ohio Department of Transportation recently reported that no less than 12 wrong-way crashes have occurred in the state so far this year. Another six drivers managed not to harm anyone by causing car accidents when they drove the wrong-way on the state's roadways. In the most recent of these incidents, an accident occurred that took the life of a 23-year-old woman.
Crashes involving passenger vehicles have the potential for causing substantial injuries and deaths. Those odds increase in truck accidents due to the increase in size and weight. What makes this type of accident even worse is when a truck is out of control. It could slam into numerous vehicles before coming to a stop, and the devastation left in its wake could change victims and their families forever.
Law enforcement officers here in Ohio and elsewhere who respond to numerous crashes during their careers can often tell when lives are lost before they even check on those involved. Even to the untrained eye, the wreckage in some car accidents leaves little to no doubt that someone died. However, sometimes, even when others die, someone does survive, but usually not without suffering serious injuries.