City: Richfield, Ohio
County: Henry, Ohio
Date of Accident: July 12, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2012 Chevrolet Equinox / 2000 Chevrolet Ventura
A 2012 Chevy Equinox SUV that was being driven by a 69 year old man of Ottawa, Ohio was involved in an injury crash that occurred and resulted in injuries for the 47 year old driver of a 2000 Chevy Ventura minivan, Howard E. Sherman Jr. Reports are that the 69 Y-O man was driving his SUV north on State Route 65, while the driver of the minivan was headed south on the same road. The driver of the SUV allegedly fell asleep and drove left of the center of the roadway and struck the minivan. The driver of the minivan was transported by Henry EMS to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Two children, who were occupants of the minivan, Mason Weiner 4 and Nathan Weiner 1, were not injured. The driver of the SUV was charged and JR’s towed the vehicle.
Drivers drove left of the center of the road in 2010 in 1,541 injury crashes. Those, which involved SUVs, were 22,261, which resulted in injuries while those that fell asleep were 1,321 that resulted in injuries. Those accidents in which vehicles were sideswiped in opposite directions were 1,044 that caused injuries in 2011. Richfield whose population in 2011 was 654, suffered 8 injury crashes which resulted in 9 persons sustaining injuries. Accidents, which involved drivers being fatigued or fell asleep totaled 1,939 with 846 resulting in injuries.