27 Y-O Man Injured in Adams, Ohio, When Car Strikes Tree, Fence.
A crash, which occurred in Scott, Adams, Ohio, on July 2, 2014 at approximately 9:00 am, caused injuries to a 27 year old man. Reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol are that the man, who is from Winchester, Ohio, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus compact car north on State Route 770, when he allegedly drove the vehicle off the left side of the road where it struck a fence and then a tree. He was transported by Seaman Squad to ACR. Doss towed the car.
In our personal injury practice, we often see accidents where one car is involved. In those cases, the driver is almost always at fault, unless a deer ran out in the road or some other act of god that removes negligence from the driver. If there are passengers, the passengers can use the auto insurance of the owner of the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle if they are different. If there is not enough auto insurance with these liability policies, then the passengers may be able to use their own auto insurance policies if they have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. In some instances the passengers can even use the uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage of a relative they lived with at the time of the car crash.
The accident involved a fence, in 2010 there were 1,148 which involved a fence, while in 2013 there were 291 fences in crashes, which resulted in injuries. Scott, Adams, Ohio, had a population of 2,053 in 2013. There was a total of 8 injury crashes, 41 of those resulted in injuries. There were 1,483 accidents which involved a tree which resulted in injuries in 2010 and 17 in 2013. In Ohio in 2010 accidents that occurred on the roadside amounted to 27,047, of which 8,918 resulted in injuries. Crashes that were caused by improper lane changes were 4,744 of 20,842 in 2013.