Grave Statistics in 2015 Ohio Accident Reports
Recent reports released from the Ohio Department of Public Safety have drivers, city officials and emergency personnel astounded. Sadly, the numbers don’t lie, but the real tragedy about accident fatalities is that they are almost entirely preventable.
In one Northeast Ohio county, traffic deaths in 2015 are up 200%, with more than 50% of the deaths due to drugs or alcohol use. Many of these accidents involved innocent victims who were killed as a result of someone else’s negligence. Other contributing factors include unsafe speed, improper seat belt use, poor weather, bad road conditions and distractions.
Ohio Accident Fatalities by County According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety
- Lorain County – Accident Deaths up 200%
- Lake County – Accident Deaths up 20%
- Cuyahoga County – Accident Deaths up 40%
The only exception appears to be Geauga County, whose fatality rate decreased 36% from 2014. Geauga County safety and enforcement personnel attribute this to tougher drug and alcohol enforcement and a lack of severe weather.
Most of us do our best to make the right driving decisions; We wear our seat belts, avoid distractions, avoid driving impaired and follow all traffic laws, but sometimes this just isn’t enough to be safe.
Car Accidents and Injuries
It is incredibly important to remember that the aforementioned statistics indicate lost lives. They are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, sisters and brothers. Every single data point in these statistics indicates a lost loved one.
As your car accident attorney, I will find out what happened. If the person responsible for your injuries was negligent in any way, they will be held accountable. My top priority is to gain fair and just compensation for you and your family, and secondly, to prevent a similar accident from ever happening in the future.