Stories tagged with: accidents

September 21, 2010 - 7:44pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

It's the leading cause of death among kids...accidents on the roadway. But the AAA Auto Club says parents can help prevent this from happening just by taking a few simple safety precautions.

Infants should be placed in a car seat in the back of the car and have the car seat facing the rear. As kids grow, the child seat will be replaced will a forward-facing booster seat until the child is 4'9". AAA says most manufacturing companies include information on the required measurements...

July 19, 2010 - 6:12pm
6 years 1 week ago

Traffic deaths are up in Licking County.

The Licking County Safe Communities program is reporting that 10 people died in accidents over the past six months. That's three more fatalities than this time last year.

Each of these deaths is costing the county more than three million dollars a piece. That statistic stems from lost years of life and productivity.

July 7, 2010 - 6:20pm
6 years 3 weeks ago

13 people are dead from crashes across the state that occurred during the holiday weekend. That's an increase of two from last year.

There were no fatalities here in Muskingum County but 2 serious crashes in Warsaw and along State Route 643 that hospitalized 2 individuals. The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it made contact with 400 drivers and issued 231 citations.

"Two of the main things is speed and following too close, but the speed is still a number one...

June 27, 2010 - 7:22pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

Engaging in activities on mine property have proven to be extremely dangerous.

Statistics indicate over the past 10 years, 300 people have died in recreational accidents on mining properties, and most of those individuals were between the ages of 15 and 25.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are teaming to prevent these tragedies from occurring. They're promoting...

May 24, 2010 - 5:45pm
6 years 9 weeks ago

It happens about once a month. The homeowners at 2030 Adamsville Road say a car comes through their yard and damages their property. They say they just want to figure out what's causing this problem.

12 accidents last year...five already this year...Homeowner Karen Herron and her husband have had a lot to deal with since they purchased this house back in 1996.

"We saw a big increase when Eastpointe went in. There's just a lot more traffic on this road, " says Herron....

May 17, 2010 - 5:42pm
6 years 10 weeks ago

Muskingum County sees a lot of all-terrain-vehicle use, especially as the weather gets warmer.

It also means more accidents involving ATV's. Sheriff Matt Lutz estimates that his office deals with at least one a week. Two crashes happened this weekend on Goosecreek and Adamsville Roads.

"A lot of time, it's caused by the rider not being as careful as they could be. A lot of time, we have younger adults or kids that are riding the bikes and not as experienced on the bikes....

February 15, 2010 - 7:16pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department says it handled nine car accidents during a four hour period this afternoon.

Lieutenant Tony Coury says none of those were serious injuries. They just caused some minor damage, and he says a few of those were hit and skips.

"I think people are getting used to it being it's February and we've had a lot of snow. They are taking their time and driving is pretty good. Speeds aren't real quick, " says Coury.

Coury says ZPD is handling...

February 15, 2010 - 5:37pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

The headaches just kept on coming for drivers Monday afternoon.

A slushy mix of snow and ice on Greenwood Avenue had drivers sliding down the hill.

"We were sliding at the gray house at the top of the hill so I let off the brake, like my boyfriend kept instructing me to do, and it didn't make any bit of difference because they hadn't done evidently anthing to the roads quite yet," says Kim Hiett.

Hiett's car hit a car already stuck in a snow bank....

February 15, 2010 - 5:35pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

The heavy snow Monday afternoon is the cause of several accidents and cars running off the road.

At points during the snow storm, drivers could only see about 30 feet in front of their vehicles.  Ron Metzung was driving on I-70 when he says his tires caught black ice.

"The back side of my van was just sliding out to the left side of me and I managed to get control of it, but obviously not too good and I am not hurt and the van doesn't seem to...

February 8, 2010 - 6:09pm
6 years 24 weeks ago

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says no one is injured after nine cars slide off a road in Licking County.

It happened on Ohio 161 this morning near Ohio 310.

A dispatcher says initially one car slide off the road, due to weather conditions. She says the other eight cars slide off the road, slowing down to see what had happened.

The incident did back up traffic for a short time.

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