Ohio Car Accidents And Hazardous Winter Driving Conditions

Ohio Car Accidents And Hazardous Winter Driving Conditions

Ohio Car Accidents Rise As Ohioan’s Are Experiencing Hazardous Winter Driving Conditions


As Ohio weathers through winter weather bringing snow, ice and rain to our roadways Ohio auto accidents continue to occur. This winter, numerous expensive and dangerous accidents have caused hundreds of personal injuries and several fatalities. Big cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton are hit hard by winter weather, due to additional traffic congestion. Over the past few months, several Ohio winter accidents have occurred due to hazardous driving in icy weather.

Just last month, three tragic Ohio accidents across the state were reported by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

  • A man was killed at a rest stop when his vehicle was hit by a vehicle that lost control on the ice.
  • Near Toledo, a driver slipped on the ice and struck a state trooper standing by the side of the highway. The state trooper was injured, but not killed.
  • A third tragic Ohio accident caused several injuries when a multivehicle crash occurred after a vehicle lost traction on the ice.

The national weather service is calling for more freezing temperature and more snow for Ohio with frigid temperatures. This means that roadways and sidewalks will be more icy and dangerous during your commute to work. The more winter precipitation, the higher your chances are of getting involved in an Ohio winter accident.

Driving safely and taking extra precautions during freezing temperatures, icy weather, and snow is the best way to avoid dangerous accidents in Ohio. However, you may not be able to avoid all accidents. If you are involved in a winter accident, employ the following Ohio winter driving tips to stay safe.

  • When an accident occurs, stay inside your vehicle. Many of the Ohio accidents during winter weather were caused by vehicles hitting pedestrians on the side of the road.
  • Keep flares and traffic cones in your car to alert other drivers to your presence and prevent secondary accidents.
  • File a police report as soon as the incident occurs, even if the accident is minor.
  • Check for injuries, and call an ambulance, if necessary.
  • Do not leave the accident scene until the other drivers and police leave the scene.
  • Do not leave your vehicle running for more than 10 minutes at a time to discourage carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Take note of all accident details, including the weather and time of day. Get the other driver’s insurance information and any information from witnesses. This information is also necessary if you intend to file a personal injury claim with an Ohio accident attorney.
  • Notify your insurance agent about the accident.

Follow these tips and you will have a better experience after an Ohio winter accident and have a greater chance of receiving fair compensation if you take legal action. The Ohio personal injury attorneys at Wright & Schulte have successfully representing Ohioan’s in negligence lawsuits for years. If you have found yourself involved in an Ohio crash and need assistance in filing your insurance claim or handling your medical bills contact our offices by calling 1-937-222-7477 for a no cost evaluation.

Wright & Schulte LLC
865 S. Dixie Dr.
Vandalia, Ohio 45377

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