Injured on Ohio’s Roads?- Greene County Car Accident Statistics

Apr 08, 2019 Car Accidents    Legal Blog    Ohio Personal Injury

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

Situated east of Dayton, between Columbus and Cincinnati, Greene County, Ohio is a predominantly rural area. And, while Greene County is a less populated section, car accidents still arise and people should be aware of the dangers as well as their legal options.

At KNR, we’ve collected the most recent Greene County car accident statistics to promote awareness and safe driving practices. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a Greene County car accident that was not your fault, reach out to our highly skilled Dayton car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Call us at (937) 427-4048 today or contact us online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation. We can perform a thorough investigation of your case and guide your next steps.

Fatal Car Accident Statistics in Greene County

Data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol show that in 2018, there were five fatal car crashes in Greene County. Of these, three occurred in rural areas while two took place in urban environments. Two involved driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs while one was commercial related.

Compared to 2017 when there were 16 traffic fatalities in the area, fatal car accidents in Greene County have significantly decreased. As of April 2, 2019, there have only been three traffic-related deaths reported. Hopefully, fatal car accidents will continue to decrease.

Recent Car Accidents in Greene County

In March 2019, a woman was driving eastbound on Federal Road when she failed to yield at an intersection. Her car struck another car that was traveling northbound on Ohio 72. The passenger in the woman’s car was pronounced dead at the scene while the others sustained serious injuries.

In October 2018, a man fell asleep while behind the wheel, ran off the road, and hit a utility pole. The accident damaged the utility pole and knocked out power to the nearby area. The man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital-Jamestown where his minor injuries were treated.

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Greene County

Out of the 88 counties in Ohio, Greene County ranks 43 in accidents per capita. (The lower the number, the more accidents per capita.) Some of the most common causes of accidents include:

  • Alcohol consumption: A large percentage of crashes in the area involved drivers who were under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol changes a driver’s judgments as well as their depth perception, making it difficult for them to drive safely.
  • Excessive speeding: Speeding excessively was a factor in many Greene County car accidents. When speed limit signs are ignored, a driver is more likely to lose control of their vehicle because their reaction time is reduced and they may not be able to increase the amount of distance needed to stop a vehicle safely.
  • Cell phone usage: Cell phone usage played a role in 1.3 percent of the accidents in the area. This distracted driving behavior diverts driver attention away from the road.

Injured in a Greene County Car Accident? Contact KNR

If you’ve sustained an injury or tragically lost a loved one in a car accident that occurred in Greene County, KNR is here to help. From our Dayton office, our experienced personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case and ensure your rights are protected. From there, we will aggressively pursue your physical and financial recovery.

Call us at (937) 427-4048 today to set up a free, no-obligation consult.