City: Edinburg, Ohio
County: Portage, Ohio
Date of Accident: July 22, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2003 International Truck / 2000 Mercury Cougar
An accident occurred on July 22, 2013 which resulted in injuries for two men in Edinburg, Portage, Ohio at approximately 1:37 pm. According to police reports, a 22 year old man was driving an International Truck south on State Route 14, approaching a 2000 Mercury coupe midsize car that was being driven by a 20 year old man, Chad Ferguson of Ravenna, Ohio. The car had stopped to turn left into a driveway. The driver of the truck allegedly failed to stop and struck the rear of the car, then went off the right side of the roadway. The car rested in the field off the left side of the road. Both men were treated at the scene. River’s towed the truck and Schumann’s towed the car.
Edinburg, Portage, Ohio, whose population in 2011 was 2,344, suffered 36 injury crashes with 48 that resulted in injuries. Accidents that occurred and resulted in injuries when it was cloudy amounted to 19,791. Accidents in which vehicles struck ditches amounted to 2,164, which caused injuries in 2011. In the category of probable causes of crashes by contributing circumstances, there were 18,889 injury crashes that were caused because of drivers who failed to keep an assured clear distance ahead/ACDA. Those, which were rear end crashes, were 22,090 of a total of 81,145, which resulted in injuries.