This video once again shows another motorist crossing into oncoming traffic
and how close the car comes to causing a similar crash. On Monday, we
fatal truck accident on State Route 39 in Goshen Township that left one woman dead after she
crossed the center line and collided head on with a dump truck. On September
18, 2012, another woman was killed after veering left of center. According
to the Madison Press, the 53-year-old driver of an SUV crossed the center
line on State Route 142 and crashed into a Jefferson Township ambulance.
At least three other occupants of the SUV were transported to Ohio State
University and Grant hospitals, according to the Press.
“[She] just went left of center all of a sudden,” Steve Wills,
a West Jefferson resident who was driving behind the SUV, told the Press.
“It was like it happened in slow motion.”
In our post on Monday, we noted some of the reasons motorists might cross
the center line include driving under the influence, poor weather, a loss
of control while speeding and talking or texting while driving. However,
we should also note that cell phone usage is not the only form of distraction
that can lead to
serious car accidents. Any number of things could distract a driver just long enough for a vehicle
to drift into oncoming traffic, including changing a radio station, eating,
drinking or even other passengers.
We have additional information about
distracted driving accidents on our website, and we will discuss Ohio’s recent distracted driving
law in our next post. If you or a loved one has sustained catastrophic
injuries in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact our firm
at (513) 494-6941 to schedule a free consultation or use the form on this
page to have our Cincinnati injury attorneys review your case.
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