Fatal Car Accident Statistics
August 18th, 2019 – August 25th, 2019
Every week, the car accident attorneys at Sawan & Sawan publish a summary of the fatal car accident locations in Ohio. We believe that a stronger understanding of the common locations of serious, fatal car accidents can keep drivers safe and alert when navigating dangerous intersections and roadways. For the week of August 18th through August 25th, 2019 there was a total of:
August 21st, 2019
Troopers say a semi-truck travelling westbound veered off the right side of the road, continued traveling through a grass gore, hit an embankment for the exit/entrance ramp lanes, vaulted over the lanes, struck a minivan and came to rest in a ditch off the side of the roadway. The semi was carrying chemicals and had a fuel leak. The semi then caught on fire while the driver was trapped inside. The driver of the truck was killed, the coroner's office reports. A family of four was in the minivan during the crash, South Amherst Fire Dept. told FOX 8. Authorities are uncertain of their injuries but say the family did walk away from their vehicle.
August 20th, 2019
A driver was killed Tuesday evening after a one-car rollover crash in Bratenahl. Police, Fire and EMS were called to the Shoreway’s westbound lanes, near Eddy Road, to investigate and process the scene. The driver has not been identified, and crews are working to determine what caused the fatal accident. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has been sent to the scene to retrieve the body.
Beaver Township, Ohio
August 19th, 2019
The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified that man as Cecil Chamberlain of Carlsbad, California. Troopers said he was driving a Ford Fusion. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Chamberlain’s passenger, a 66-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. on Western Reserve between Hitchcock and New Buffalo roads near the turnpike. Troopers said a Jeep Wrangler was headed west on Western Reserve and a GMC Terrain was headed east. The Ford Fusion was behind the GMC Terrain, Highway Patrol said. The Wrangler and Terrain crashed before the Wrangler hit the Fusion, forcing the Fusion off the side of the road, troopers said. The Terrain also went off the road, according to Highway Patrol. The semi was carrying chemicals and had a fuel leak. The semi then caught on fire while the driver was trapped inside. The driver of the truck was killed, the coroner's office reports. A family of four was in the minivan during the crash, South Amherst Fire Dept. told FOX 8. Authorities are uncertain of their injuries but say the family did walk away from their vehicle.
Bath Township, Ohio
August 20th, 2019
According to OSHP, a car traveling southbound on I-77 around 7:50 a.m. drove off the road, striking an embankment. The car overturned and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. OSHP says the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The driver has not been identified pending notification from the Summit County Medical Examiner. No other vehicles were involved in this crash. This incident remains under investigation.