Motorcycle Crash at Traffic Signal Kills 1/Injures 1 in Clark, Ohio

City: Moorefield, Ohio
County: Clark, Ohio
Date of Accident: June 20, 2013
Type of Accident: Motorcycle Accident – 2001 Harley Davidson / 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee / 2006 Hyundai Elantra

Three vehicle crashes are becoming more common in recent times and causing injuries and even death to its victims. One such accident that occurred in Moorefield, Clark, Ohio, resulted in death for a 63-year-old man, Burleson Grimes, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and injuries for a 66-year-old woman, Mary Ellen Phillips of South Charleston, Ohio. Reports from the Highway patrol are that Grimes was riding a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on State Route 334, approaching Derr Road. The driver of a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, 22 year old Tonya L. Johnson, was headed east on State Route 334, preparing to turn north onto Derr Road. A third vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Elantra midsize car was being driven by Phillips, east on State Route 334 and stopped in the turning lane to Derr Road north. The driver of the SUV allegedly turned in front of the motorcycle and was struck by it. The motorcycle then continued down the road and struck a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. Moorefield EMS transported both persons to Springfield Regional.

Accidents that occurred in 2010 which involved drivers’ failure to yield accounted for 12,165 that resulted in injuries. In Moorefield, Clark, Ohio, in 2011, the population was 11,402; there were a total of 52 injury crashes, which resulted in 78 injuries. Angle crashes that caused injuries last year were 20,509. Those accidents, which involved a traffic signal in 2010, were 14,038, which resulted in injuries. There were 4,552 Motorcycles involved in crashes in 2010. Accidents, which occurred in 2010 and involved drivers crossing median or centerline, amounted to 8 which resulted in fatalities.

If you’ve been injured in a Harmony, Moorefield, or Bethel, Ohio, area accident, please call the Clarke County, Ohio, motorcycle car accident lawyers at Chester Law Group Co., LPA at 800-218-4243.