City: Hicksville, Ohio
County: Defiance, Ohio
Date of Accident: August 16, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2008 Saturn Outlander / 20047 Chrysler Cruiser
An accident, which caused injuries for three women occurred in Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio, on August 16, 2013 at approximately 12:40 in the evening. According to police reports, a 35 year old woman was driving a 2004 Chrysler Cruiser midsize car and stopped in traffic for a red light on West High Street at the intersection of Main Street. The driver of a 2008 Saturn Outlook SUV, 31 year old Karina K. Meyer of Antwerp, Ohio, was driving directly behind the Chrysler. The driver of the SUV was allegedly distracted because of her passengers and stepped off the brake. The SUV collided in the rear of the car. The 35 year old woman was treated at the scene, while 16 year old Megan Schooley and 13 year old Alli M. Schooley were taken by Hicksville EMS to Community Memorial.
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. Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio, whose population was 3,649 in 2011, suffered 11 injury crashes, with 18, which resulted in injuries. Those, which were rear end crashes, were 22,090 of a total of 81,145, which resulted in injuries. SUVs in injury crashes were 22,889 that resulted in injuries and 13,953 involved traffic signals.