City: Ridgeville, Ohio
County: Henry, Ohio
Date of Accident: October 2, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1999 Cadillac Escalade / 2003 Pontiac / 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
A 3-vehicle rear end crash caused injuries for three people in Ridgeville, Henry, Ohio, on October 2, 2013 at approximately 10:14 pm. Police reports are that a 41 year old woman of Napoleon, Ohio, was driving a 1999 Caddy Escalade SUV north on State Route 66. Two vehicles, a 2003 Pontiac Azteca that was being driven by a 30 year old man, Nicholas Daniel Detter and a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was being driven by a 57 year old man, Jerry L. Lang, were stopped at the traffic light, facing north on the same road. The driver of the Caddy allegedly struck the Pontiac from behind and caused it to strike the Jeep. Detter was injured and treated at the scene, while two occupants of his vehicle, Kristina F. Detter 29, and Mellissa Ann Garcia 31, were transported by Ridgeville Township EMS to Defiance Regional for their injuries. The driver of the Caddy was charged and J & R Towing towed the Pontiac.
Those accidents, which were rear end crashes, were 22,090 of a total of 81,145, which resulted in injuries. In Ridgeville, Henry, Ohio in 2011, the population was 1,132. There were 15 injury crashes, which resulted in 22 injuries. 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. Accidents that involved traffic signals and resulted in injuries were 13,953 in 2011. Crashes that occurred when it was dark not lighted were 479 that resulted in injuries.
If you’ve been injured in Ridgeville, Napoleon, or Ridgeville, Ohio, area, please call the Henry County, Ohio, car accident lawyers at Chester Law Group at 800-218-4243.