Three Killed and Two Injured in Two Separate Head-On Car Crashes in Cleveland

by nph | August 12th, 2011

August 12, 2011

Two separate accidents along Route 2 near Cleveland, Ohio left three people dead and two hospitalized after one of the cars drifted across the center line in both cases. According to Channel 3 News WKYC, both accidents occurred late Wednesday night.

The first accident occurred just east of 9th Street when the 53-year-old driver of an Oldsmobile Aurora heading eastbound swerved into the westbound lanes, colliding head-on with a Volkswagen Passat. Both the driver of the Oldsmobile and the 32-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Passat were transported to the hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Charges have not yet been filed pending the outcome of an investigation into the crash.

The second accident happened in the small town of Mentor, Ohio, after a red Chevy Cobalt driven by a 72-year-old man crossed the center line and crashed head-on with another vehicle, occupied by a 20-year-old man and 19-year-old woman. Authorities pronounced all three crash victims dead at the scene. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.

Statistics show that head-on vehicle collisions only account for 2% of all crashes in the United States, yet account for 10.1% of all crash fatalities in the country.

If you have been injured in a head-on collision through no fault of your own, the Ohio Auto Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy may be able to help you receive compensation for your losses caused by the accident