Date: July 3, 2014
Time 2:25 am
Auto accident, Allen County, Ohio. An early-morning crash occurred and resulted in injuries for a 22-year-old man of Lima, Ohio, on July 3, 2014, at approximately 2:25 am. Reports from the OSHP are that a 2009 Mercedes C30 midsize car was being driven by the man, south on North Dixie Highway. The man allegedly drove the vehicle off the left side of the roadway and it struck a concrete culvert. It then rested in a field. The man was injured and transported by Bath Township Fire Department to St. Rita’s Medical and charged with operating his vehicle without reasonable control. Phoenix Auto towed the car.
In our practice, we often see accidents involving two cars or a car and pedestrian where one car swerves and hits the other car. Usually, the car at fault crosses over a yellow line and skid marks can be used to prove who was at fault. Also, where pieces of the vehicles land after the accident can prove who was at fault. Without such information, it can be a he-said-she-said situation, which makes proving who was at fault difficult. Remember, you have to be able to prove the other party was at fault in causing the accident that caused your injuries to collect in Ohio. Often, you can access the car’s black box to see what the car was doing in the last 5 to 10 seconds before the crash. these black box downloads are typically used in larger accidents with severe injuries.
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Accidents in which swerving to avoid objects in 2013 were 563 of a total of 1,969. Bath, Allen, Ohio, had a population of 9,819 in 2013; 87 injury crashes occurred and resulted in 156 injuries. Mid-size, vehicles that were involved in accidents in 2011 were 41,253 of 158,786, which caused injuries. Accidents in which vehicles struck culverts amounted to 330, which caused injuries in 2013. Accidents that were caused by improper lane changes were 4,744 in 2013. Crashes that occurred when it was dark, not lighted were 461 of 12,564 in 2013.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the Bath, Shawnee or Perry, Ohio, area, please call the Allen County, Ohio, car accident attorneys at Chester Law at 1-800-218-4243.