City: Goshen, Ohio
County: Tuscarawas, Ohio
Date of Accident: June 6, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer / 2000 Freight
An elderly man was treated at the scene of a crash that involved a 2001 Freight tractor/semi in Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio on June 5, 2013, at approximately 1:00 pm. Police reports are that the man, 83-year-old Robert L. Ritchie of Carrolton, Ohio was driving a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer SUV, as well as a 2001 Freight truck that was being driven by a 49-year-old man from Punxsutawney, PA. Both vehicles were headed west on State Route 39 in a construction zone. The driver of the Chevy SUV began to slow for stopped traffic and was allegedly struck in the rear by the truck. The truck driver was charged. An occupant of the SUV, 51-year-old Virginia NMI of Conrad, Ohio was not injured.
Those accidents which involved tractor/semi-trailers amounted to 1,875 which resulted in injuries. In Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, whose population was 5,285 in 2011, there were 63 injury crashes, which resulted in 86 injuries. In Ohio, in 2010 the total amount of accidents which occurred as a result of drivers’ following too closely/ACDA was 69,454 with 18,934 which resulted in injuries. Those, which were rear-end crashes, were 22,090 of a total of 81,145, which resulted in injuries. In 2010 there were 1,262 injury crashes which were work zone related and 179 which involved construction barricades.