City: Washington, Ohio
County: Richland, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 16, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2009 Lexus R350 / 2011 Harley Davidson
Washington Township EMS was called to transport a 65-year-old man to Med Central, following a crash that occurred on Mansfield Lucas Road in Washington, Richland, Ohio. Reports from the police are that at approximately 3:25 pm on May 16, 2013, a 70-year-old man was driving a 2009 Lexus R35, north on Mansfield Lucas Road. The 65-year-old man, Stanley J. Schaum of Mansfield, Ohio, was driving a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle, west on Cook Road. The driver of the Lexus was attempting to turn left onto Cook Road, while the driver of the motorcycle was trying to turn left onto Mansfield Lucas Road. The driver of the Lexus allegedly failed to yield from a stop sign and was struck by the motorcycle, which then overturned and rested. The 70-year-old driver of the Lexus was charged.
Accidents that occurred in 2010 which involved drivers’ failure to yield accounted for 12,165, while those, which were angle crashes, were 21,458, which resulted in injuries in 2010. In Washington, Richland in 2011, the population was 6,777; of a total of 69 crashes, 95 resulted in injuries. The accident involved a SUV; in Ohio in 2010, there were 22,261 accidents that involved sport utility vehicles, which resulted in injuries. Motorcycle accidents were 3,430 which resulted in injuries.