VW Bug/Buick Overturns, 1 Killed, 2 Elderly Injured in Stark, OH

City: Paris, Ohio
County: Stark, Ohio
Date of Accident: September 11, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1968 Volkswagen Bug / 2013 Buick

A 20-year-old man, Timothy J. Henderson of Minerva, Ohio, was killed and two elderly people injured, following an accident that occurred on Whiteacre Avenue in Paris, Stark, Ohio on September 11, 2013 at approximately 11:04 am. Police reports are that the young man was driving a VW Bug compact car north on Whiteacre Avenue, approaching the intersection of State Route 172. An elderly man, 77 year old Jackie C. Argabrite of Lisbon, Ohio, was driving a 2013 Buick midsize car on the same road, approaching the intersection of Whiteacre Avenue. The driver of the VW Bug allegedly failed to yield from the stop sign and was struck by the Buick. The Bug overturned and rested on its side, while the Buick traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch, an embankment and some bushes before it overturned and landed onto its top. The driver of the VW was killed and transported by Sandy Creek Joint Fire EMS to Mercy Medical and the other two, the elderly man and an occupant of his car, 75 year old Charlotte J. Argabrite, were transported by Robertsville Township and Bartley Smith EMS to Mercy Medical. Waynesburg Carriage towed the VW.

Stop signs were a contributing factor in 7,331 injury crashes in Ohio in 2010. In 2011, Paris, Stark, Ohio, whose population was 5,969 suffered a total of 1 fatal crash of 132 and 47 injury crashes which resulted in 68 injuries. Those accidents which involved a ditch were 45 which resulted in fatalities. Accidents which involved an embankment in Ohio in 2010 amounted to 22 which caused fatalities. Accidents that occurred in 2010 which involved drivers’ failure to yield accounted for 12,165, while those which were angle crashes were 21,458 which resulted in injuries in 2010.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a Paris, Perry or Lake, Ohio, area accident, please call the Stark County, Ohio, wrongful death accident lawyers at Chester Law at 800-218-4243.