Walking After Dark: The Rights of Pedestrians in Nighttime Car Accidents
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Situated in East Central Ohio, Carroll County is known for its rich agricultural history. It’s also admired by residents and visitors alike for its scenic drives, beautiful lakes, nature, and proximity to Cleveland, Canton, Youngstown, and Amish Country.
As a prominent Ohio injury firm, at KNR we are all well aware that Carroll County also sees plenty of car accidents. We have outlined some recent Carroll County car accidents, but if you’ve sustained an injury in a Carroll County car crash, contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick and a highly skilled Canton car accident lawyer.
Fortunately, there have only been three fatal car crashes in Carroll County in 2018. All three occurred in rural environments. None of these fatal collisions involved driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, commercial vehicles, or motorcycles. Since there were five fatal accidents in the area in 2017 and four in 2016, it is reassuring to see the fatal crash rate decrease.
While the fatal crash rate in Carroll County is lower than it is in other counties throughout Ohio, it’s still important for drivers to be extra cautious while navigating Carroll County roadways. This way, they can reduce the risk of serious injuries and fatalities and keep the area as safe as possible.
A Ford F-150 pickup driver was driving south on SR 9 around a curve on a hill when he lost control of his vehicle. The truck went left off center and off the left side of the road and eventually hit two trees. Unfortunately, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
A few hours after this February 2018 accident, the driver of a Honda Civic was traveling east on SR 171 while the driver of a Mazda 6 was on SR 171. The Mazda 6 swerved in an attempt to miss a deer, and her vehicle went left off center and struck the Civic head-on. As a result of serious injuries, the Civic driver passed away.
In June 2018, a 19-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Route 43 when she lost control, went off the right side of the road, hit a driveway, culver, and went airborne in her car. When the vehicle came down on the road, it landed on its top, ejected the woman, and took her life.
There are a number of reasons that car accidents in Carroll County occur, impacting the lives of innocent people.
Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents in the area:
If you’ve been hurt in a Carroll County car accident, consult a car accident lawyer at KNR right away. We can ensure your rights are protected and guide your next steps in a free, no-obligation consultation.