Car Strikes Culvert, Man Injured in Allen, 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 arising from other drivers losing control of their vehicle. In cases like these, our clients’ uninsured motorist coverage can become vitally important in ensuring that they are fairly compensated. All too often our offices see cases where the “at fault” party carries little or no liability insurance. If our client carries uninsured motorist coverage through their own auto insurance carrier they can be protected in this situation because the uninsured motorist coverage will pick up where the “at fault” party’s insurance coverage ends.
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; 8 7injury 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.