City: Gallipolis, Ohio
County: Gallia, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 14, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1995 Ford Escape / 1997 Chevrolet C10
Two women sustained injuries in an accident that occurred at approximately 12:30 pm on May 14, 2013 in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio. Reports from the police are that a 47-year-old woman, Judith A. Wolford of Gallipolis, Ohio was driving a 1995 Ford Escape compact car and stopped in traffic. The 63-year-old male driver of a 1997 Chevy C10 pickup allegedly failed to see the stopped vehicle in front of him, failed o stop in time and rear-ended the car. The driver of the car was treated at the scene as well as an elderly woman; Judith A. Wolford was taken by Gallia EMS to Holzer ED. The man was charged with speeding.
Compact cars were involved in 18,796 injury crashes in 2011. Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio whose population in 2011 was 4,180, suffered a total of 38 injury crashes, which resulted in 52 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 that involved pickup trucks were 59,405 that caused injuries.