City: Celina, Ohio
County: Mercer, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 23, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – Bicycle / 1999 GM
An 11 year old girl escaped serious injuries when the bicycle that she was riding allegedly struck a 1999 GM SUV that was being driven by 42 year old Jason B. Laftin of Celina, Ohio, on May 23, 2013 at approximately 5:41 pm. Reports from the police are that the girl was riding a teal colored Huffy Bicycle north on N. Sugar Street and approached the intersection at W. Wayne Street. The brakes on the bike allegedly failed and it continued into the intersection against the stop sign. The bicycle struck the passenger side of the SUV as it was traveling east on the same road. The girl was ejected and sustained minor injuries. The girl was treated at the scene.
Accidents which resulted in injuries and involved bicycles (including pedal cyclists) amounted to 2,035 in 2010 in Ohio. In Celina, Mercer Ohio, in 2011, the population was 10,303; there were 41 injury accidents which resulted in 65 injuries. The accident involved a SUV; in Ohio in 2010, there were 22,261 accidents that involved sport utility vehicles, which resulted in injuries. Equipment failure which contributed to accidents amounted to a frequency of 1 or 0.1% of all accidents. Accidents which involved other non-collision were 667 which caused injuries.