According to the Ohio State Patrol, the number of Ohio car accidents increased in the year 2013 compared to previous years. Although the state has been trying to reduce the number of serious wrecks through a variety of programs – including one promoting safe driving among teenagers – the number of auto accidents continues to rise, which is troubling for residents throughout the Ohio Valley.
Statewide statistics – which were last updated on November 25, 2013 – showed that a total of 56,552 car accidents were investigated in Ohio for the year to date. When you compare this statistic to the 55,937 total investigated in the entire year of 2012, the data becomes all the more unsettling.
The Ohio State Patrol also reports that teenage drivers remain one of the state’s most at-risk groups when it comes to car accident injuries. During the last week of October 2013, troopers participated in National Teen Driver Safety Week as part of an effort to raise awareness about speed-related car accidents and the dangers of seat belt violations. Other programs, such as “You Are In Control,” are designed to help teens avoid the trap of distracted driving.
If you have been seriously injured in an Ohio car accident because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today or call (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced Ohio car accident attorney. We represent injured accident victims in Columbus, Dublin, New Albany, and all of Ohio.