City: Jefferson, Ohio
County: Fayette, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 24, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1996 Ford Explorer 2
An injury crash occurred on Interstate Route 71 and resulted in injuries for a 57 year old woman who was transported by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital on May 24, 2013 at approximately 12:11 am. Reports from the OSHP are that a 1996 Ford Explorer 2 SUV was being driven by the woman south on Interstate Route 71 in the far right lane. The SUV allegedly drifted to the right and the woman overcorrected. It then crossed the other 2 lanes and went off the left side of the roadway, where it struck a guardrail. It went over the guardrail, overturned and rested beneath a bridge. The woman, who is from Pittsburgh PA, was charged. Pauley’s towed the SUV.
In 2011, Jefferson, Fayette, Ohio, whose population was 2,766 suffered 22 injury crashes that resulted in 36 injuries. In Ohio in 2010 accidents that occurred on the roadside amounted to 27,047, of which 8,918 resulted in injuries. Those accidents, which were because of improper lane changes, were 3,823, which caused injuries. In Ohio in 2010, accidents, which occurred and were not a collision of two vehicles in transport amounted to 23,253, which caused injuries. Accidents that involved guardrail faces were 1,207 which resulted in injuries, in the category of first harmful event in unit of error.