City: Gallipolis, Ohio
County: Gallia, Ohio
Date of Accident: April 16, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1995 Ford F150 / 2000 Ford F150
A 51 year old man of Columbia, West Virginia was injured in a crash that occurred in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio on April 16, 2013 at approximately 11:18 am. Reports from the police are that a 1995 Ford F150 pickup was headed east on Federal Highway 35, while the 51 y-o man, James F. Sprouse was driving a 2000 Ford F150 pickup and following behind it on the same road. An 85 year old man who was the driver of the 1995 Ford allegedly struck the 2000 Ford in the rear bumper at a merge point at a stop sign in a construction zone. The elderly man, who is from Pleasant, WV was charged.
Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio whose population in 2011 was 5,707, suffered a total of 23 injury crashes, which resulted in 37 persons being injured. Accidents that were rear end crashes in 2011 were 22,056 of 81,986 in Ohio. In the category of probable causes of crashes by contributing circumstances, there were 18,889 injury crashes that were caused because of drivers who failed to keep an assured clear distance ahead/ACDA. Those crashes that involved pickups were 14,518 that caused injuries. Stop signs were a contributing factor in 7,331 injury crashes in Ohio in 2010.