Horrendous 4 Vehicle Crash in Ottawa, OH Kills 2 and Injures 8

City: Erie, Ohio
County: Ottawa, Ohio
Date of Accident: September 2, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2009 Honda Accord / 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan / 2013 Chevrolet / 1994 Lexus 400

Four vehicles crashed in a horrendous accident that occurred on State Route 2 in Erie, Ottawa, Ohio on September 2, 2013 at approximately 4:49 pm and resulted in death for two people and injuries for 8. According to reports from the OSHP, a 2009 Honda Accord midsize car was being driven by 78 year old Gerald C. Zimmer of Fremont, Ohio. 34 year old Rosalinda M. Guerra was driving a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan, west on the same road. Margaret L. Cumberland 56, was driving a 2013 Chevy SUV south on State Route 2 and stopped at Niagara Road with a 1994 Lexus 400 that was being driven by 59 year old Anna M. Murphy of Kenton, Ohio, traveling behind it. The driver of the Honda turned left across State Route 2 and was allegedly struck by the Dodge. The driver of the Honda then struck the Chevy which in turn, struck the Lexus. Gerald and an occupant of his vehicle, 74 year old Roseanne C. Zimmer were killed and transported by Lifeflight and Neideckerlevek Crosser, while Guerra and three occupants of the Dodge, aged 32, 15, 13, 7 and 10 were transported by Bay Township, Erie Township and North Central to MaGruder Hospital. Cumberland was transported by North Central to MaGruder Hospital and an occupant of the Chevy, Harold D. Cumberland 54, treated at the scene. Murphy and two occupants of the Lexus were not injured. Bill’s towed the Dodge.

Accidents that occurred in 2010 which involved drivers’ failure to yield accounted for 12,165 that resulted in injuries. Angle crashes were 21,458 which resulted in injuries in 2010. Erie, Ottawa, Ohio, had a population of 1,328 in 2011. They had a total of 0 fatal crashes of 63 and 9 injury crashes of which 16 resulted in injuries. Those which involved rear end crashes were 60 of a total of 81,145, which resulted in fatalities. Accidents which involved full sized vehicles were 109 which resulted in fatalities.

Accident victims in Portage, Erie, Benton or Danbury, Ohio, area, please call the Ottawa County, Ohio, wrongful death attorneys at Chester Law Group Co. at 800-218-4243.