City: Lake, Ohio
County: Stark, Ohio
Date of Accident: April 20, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2005 Chrysler Town & Country / 2001 Volvo S60
A 67-year-old woman, Susan R. Smith of Akron, Ohio, sustained injuries in an accident that occurred on Cleveland Avenue in Lake, Stark, Ohio on April 20, 2013 at approximately 9:25 pm. Police reports are that a 65-year-old woman, Teryl A. Gilliland of Mogador, Ohio, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan north on Cleveland Avenue in the left lane with a 2001 Volvo S60 midsize car that was being driven by a 20 year old man. The woman slowed the minivan behind a turning vehicle and the driver of the Volvo allegedly failed to stop at an assured clear distance. It collided with the rear of the minivan. The injured woman was an occupant of the minivan, who was treated at the scene by Greentown Fire Department. Two other occupants, Carter Barnes 11, of Mogadore, Ohio, and Ellie Gilliland 6 of Talmadge, Ohio were not injured.
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. In 2011, Lake, Stark, Ohio, whose population was 25,892 suffered a total of 93 injury crashes which resulted in 127 injuries. Crashes that occurred when it was dark not lighted were 479. Accidents that were rear end crashes in 2011 were 22,056 of 81,986 in Ohio. Mid size, vehicles that were involved in accidents in 2011 were 41,253 of 158,786, which caused injuries. The accident involved a minivan, in Ohio in 2010 there were 8,826 accidents which involved minivans, which resulted in injuries.