First responders here in Ohio and elsewhere have one of the most difficult jobs in the country. They arrive when people are probably having the worst day of their lives, and it is the job of firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel to do what they can to make it better. When it comes to car accidents, this often means getting people to the medical care they need. However, that could be a problem if they cannot get the victims out of their vehicles.
Some of the medications prescribed to Ohio residents have side effects that could impair their ability to drive safely. Of course, just because a drug is prescribed by a doctor does not mean that car accidents cannot occur while taking them. It is even possible for drivers to face criminal charges such as OVI and worse if a collision occurs due to a driver taking a prescribed medication.
When Ohio's roadways are busy, motor vehicle crashes could easily involve more than two vehicles. The traffic traveling with the vehicles involved may not have the opportunity to avoid becoming part of the wreckage. Under these circumstances, car accidents could easily lead to fatalities.
Ohio adults assume a certain amount of risk voluntarily when they get into their vehicles, but children often have no choice. Their parents, guardians or those watching them for the day assume the risk on behalf of the children in their charge. The problem is that car accidents do not discriminate. Even the youngest passengers can suffer serious injuries or lose their lives due to circumstances out of their control.
Every Ohio resident knows that drinking and driving is not only against the law, but dangerous as well. Even so, many thousands of people across the country continue to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink in order to drive safely. For this reason, alcohol remains a primary factor in numerous car accidents that take place here in Cleveland, across the state and around the country.
Ohio residents might find it difficult to find anyone who does not know that driving under the influence is not only against the law, but dangerous as well. Even so, far too many people continue to drive drunk and place the lives of innocent people in jeopardy. For this reason, families continue to lose loved ones to alcohol-related car accidents.
Whether due to drugs or alcohol, Ohio roads still see a large number of impaired individuals. Even though everyone is told the dangers of driving when under the influence, many people continue to get behind the wheel of their vehicles after drinking or taking drugs. This contributes to the number of serious or deadly car accidents that happen not only in this state, but across the nation each year.
There is a saying that says that parents should never outlive their children. Those who experience such a loss surely agree. When those losses occur due to automobile accidents, parents here in Ohio and elsewhere have no time to prepare themselves for this possibility -- not that knowing it is coming makes it any easier.
Most Ohio parents want nothing more than to watch their children grow into the people they hope they will become. Sadly, certain situations arise that could make that impossible. For example, some car accidents could not only rob parents of that right, but also rob the children of their parents.
As every driver in Ohio or elsewhere should know, certain rules apply to the movement of vehicles on roadways. When everyone obeys those rules, the flow of traffic gets everyone to their destinations safely. However, when a driver deviates from the rules either mistakenly or intentionally, it leads to car accidents. Each year, numerous people suffer injuries, and perhaps die, due to a driver's failure to yield the right of way, which is an important part of keeping everyone safe.