Rear End Crash Injures Elderly Woman in Mercer, OH

City: Celina, Ohio
County: Mercer, Ohio
Date of Accident: December 20, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2011 Ford / 2000 Buick

An accident occurred in Celina, Mercer, Ohio, on December 20, 2013 at approximately 1:29 pm and resulted in injuries for a 79-year-old woman, Susan J. Tomerlin of St. Mary’s, Ohio, who was transported by Mercer City Squad to JTMH. According to police reports, a 20 year old man was driving a 2011 Ford van east on Havemann Road, when he allegedly failed to maintain an assured clear distance to a 2000 Buick full-size car that was being driven by the woman. The Buick was stopped in traffic. The van struck the Buick in the rear end. An occupant of the Buick, Zachary Lee Bates, 22 was not injured. The driver of the van was charged.

Accidents that were rear end crashes in 2011 were 22,056 of 81,986 in Ohio. In Celina, Mercer Ohio, in 2012, the population was 10,303; there were 53 injury accidents, which resulted in 78 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 occurred on wet roads in 2011 amounted to 18,544. Those accidents in which there were no controls were 13,475 which resulted in injuries. The total accidents which occurred in the rain were 25,342 with 6,618 which caused injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a Center, Jefferson or Celina, Ohio, area accident, please call the Mercer County, Ohio, car accident attorneys at Chester Law at 800-218-4243.