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Automobile accidents nearly double at dangerous Ohio intersection

An Ohio city is demanding that safety improvements be made at a dangerous intersection. According to data from the Medina County Sheriff logs and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, an increase in the  number of automobile accidents at an intersection in Sharon Township has prompted calls for action. In 2015, three accidents occurred at the intersection; in 2016, the number of crashes was five.

Most recently, a pickup truck full of teenagers crashed after the driver apparently failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Despite the fact that the teens were said to be wearing seatbelts, the accident landed all four of them in the hospital. Their updated medical conditions were not reported.

An investigation has been reopened regarding the intersection after this most recent accident. It appears that many of the accidents there occur when drivers fail to yield to oncoming traffic. Currently, the intersection is a two-way stop. While signage was increased last year, locals are now pushing the county to convert the intersection into a four-way stop or install a flashing light.

Those in Ohio who have been injured in automobile accidents may have legal recourse. The best approach is to consult a personal injury attorney. Whether the cause of a crash is a dangerous intersection, drunk driving or other form of negligence, an experienced lawyer can be valuable. Monetary damages awarded in successfully presented personal injury cases can be used toward medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other financial losses recognized by applicable state and federal laws.

Source: newsnet5.com, "Sharon Township residents demand dangerous intersection be given safety improvements", Joe Pagonakis, Jan. 11, 2017

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