Walking After Dark: The Rights of Pedestrians in Nighttime Car Accidents
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Located in eastern Ohio, Noble County is predominantly rural with less than one percent of its 399 square miles consisting of urban settings. The county was founded in 1851 by James Noble, one of the earliest residents in the area.
Over the years, Noble County has earned a reputation as a great place for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. It’s a safe community that’s full of charm, character, and history. However, Noble County, just like other rural counties in Ohio, and based on the Noble County car accident statistics, it is no stranger to car accidents.
If you’ve been hurt in a Noble County car accident, contact a highly skilled Ohio car accident lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW or via our online form. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol keeps tabs on the number of fatal car crashes that arise in counties throughout the state. It has found that in 2018, three fatal car accidents occurred in Noble County.
Since the area is predominantly rural, it makes sense that all three of these fatalities took place in rural environments. One of the fatal car crashes had to do with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs while two were commercially related.
While three fatal car crashes may not seem like a lot, this number is concerning as there were no fatal car accidents in Noble County in 2017. Noble County residents and visitors need to avoid distracted driving, fatigued driving, speeding, and other dangerous driving behaviors.
In November 2018, an 88-year-old man was hit by a vehicle while he was walking southbound on Keithtown Road in Noble County. A southbound pickup truck didn’t see him and took his life at the scene.
In May 2018, an 18-year-old man was traveling eastbound on State Route 78 in a Kia Forte, when he went left of center and hit an oncoming Switzerland of Ohio school bus head-on. Although the school bus contained one adult passenger, the driver and passenger did not sustain any injuries. However, the 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Since drivers tend to have a lack of awareness when traveling on country roads, they may be more prone to accidents than drivers in more urban areas. It’s vital for drivers to follow these rural driving safety tips in a rural area like Noble County:
If you sustain an injury in a Noble County car accident that was not your fault, it is in your best interest to contact KNR right away. Our Ohio car accident lawyers can ensure your rights are protected and help you recover everything that you deserve.