City: Switzerland, Ohio
County: Monroe, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 7, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2011 Ford F150 / 2013 Freight
Two men sustained injuries in an accident that occurred in Switzerland, Monroe, Ohio, on May 7, 2013, at approximately 1:25 am. The two, a 45-year-old man from Garrettsville, Ohio was transported by Powhatan EMS to OVMC and a 47-year-old man, Tennis Huft of Pennsboro, WV, was transported by Clarington EMS to Wheeling Medical Park. Reports from the ODPS are that the 45-year-old man was driving a 2011 Ford F150 pickup north on State Route 7 at Milepost 24, while Huft was driving a 2013 tractor-semi south on the same road. The man allegedly drove left of the center of the road and struck the tractor head-on. The freight truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch and railroad tracks, while the pickup rotated and rested in the roadway. A&S towed the pickup and Stone Breakers towed the tractor.
In 2011, Switzerland, Monroe, Ohio had a total of 509 residents. There were 4 injury crashes that resulted in 4 injuries. Head-on collisions are very dangerous because the forces involved in the collision often lead to catastrophic injuries and even death. Head-on collisions, which occurred in Ohio in 2010, amounted to 3,096 that resulted in injuries. Drivers drove left of the center of the road in 2010 in 1,541 injury crashes. Those accidents, which involved tractor/semi-trailers, amounted to 1,875 which resulted in injuries. Accidents which resulted in injuries and involved other fixed objects were at 614 in 2010.