Reckless driving has led to numerous car accidents throughout the United States. When a driver is not paying attention to their surroundings, serious consequences can result if they fail to maintain control of the motor vehicle.
The importance of safety behind the wheel was demonstrated last night in Ohio when three teenagers were injured in a single-car accident. The teens, all 19-years-old, were heading north on Township Road 220 after 11:00 p.m. when the accident took place. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver was attempting to navigate a curve on the road when he lost control of his vehicle.
As a result, the car drifted out of the left-hand lane of the road, and from there it teetered between the right lane and the left lane before crashing directly into a tree. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to spin. The driver of the vehicle was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and sustained serious injuries as a result. He was transported by helicopter to Toledo St. Vincent’s Hospital to be treated for these injuries.
The two passengers were both wearing their seat belts, but still suffered varying degrees of injuries in the crash. One of the passengers had to be taken by helicopter to the same hospital as the driver in order to receive the proper care for her injuries. The third passenger only received minor injuries in the collision and was treated at Fremont Memorial Hospital. Police are investigating the accident in order to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash.