City: Upper, Ohio
County: Lawrence, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 17, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2003 Pontiac Vibe / 1996 Toyota Corolla
According to police reports, the accident occurred on May 17, 2013 at approximately 2:00 pm, when two vehicles, a 2003 Pontiac Vibe midsize car and a 1996 Toyota Corolla compact car were headed north on State Route 93. The 60 year old driver of the Pontiac, Brenda C. Kelly of Ironton, Ohio, was stopped waiting to make a turn onto County Route 7F, when the 22 year old woman who was driving the Toyota allegedly failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead. The Toyota struck the Pontiac in the rear. The younger woman sustained injuries and was transported by Lawrence County EMS to St. Mary`s Ironton, after which she was charged.
Those which were rear end crashes were 22,090 of a total of 81,145, which resulted in injuries. Upper, Lawrence, Ohio, whose population in 2011 was 15,648, suffered 27 injury crashes, which resulted in 46 injuries. Mid size vehicles that were involved in accidents in 2010 were 42,206 of a total of 161,361 which caused injuries. Accidents in which drivers failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead were 18,889 in 2011. Compact cars were involved in 18,796 injury crashes in 2011.