Texting May Have Been Factor in Fatal Ohio Accident

Colerain High in Cincinnati, OH recently lost two of its students. Both 17-years-old, one of the teens was from Colerain Township while the other was a foreign exchange student from Denmark living with a family in Green Township.

Colerain High in Cincinnati, OH recently lost two of its students. Both 17-years-old, one of the teens was from Colerain Township while the other was a foreign exchange student from Denmark living with a family in Green Township. They both lost their lives in a devastating wreck with a tractor trailer on May 3rd. The exact cause of the was unknown at first. What was immediately clear is that the girls' Honda Civic was struck by an 18-wheeler after they failed to yield at the intersection of Ohio 73 and State Route 73 in Milford Township. Both teens were killed on impact despite wearing safety belts. But now there may be a new factor in the fatal Ohio collision: texting. According to the Butler's County Sheriff's Office, 'After reviewing a number of factors surrounding this crash, it appears to the investigators that the driver was, in fact, texting on her cell phone in very close proximity to the actual time of the crash.'

Auto accidents that result from driving and texting have become a widespread issue across the US. To combat this deadly trend many states have banned texting while driving - Ohio is not one of them.

According to the Ohio State Patrol between 2009 and 2011 there were 31,231 accidents in Ohio involving distracted drivers included 74 deaths. Ohio doesn't currently have any statewide restrictions on texting or cell phone use. A new bill, however, has been sent to the governor that would make Ohio the 38th state to ban text messaging while driving. Distracted driving is dangerous enough by itself, but when the accidents involve a large commercial truck, more often than not, it results in serious injuries or death. In the accident near Cincinnati that claimed the two teens, another vehicle ended up involved and the driver was rushed to University Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi was not hurt at all. The crash is still under investigation.

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Source. Handsfreeinfo.com, 'http://handsfreeinfo.com/ohio-cell-phone-laws-legislation,' May 4, 2012.
Source. ONN, 'http://www.onntv.com/content/stories/2012/05/04/story-onn-teens-fatal-crash.html,' May 4, 2012.
Source. WLWT, 'http://www.wlwt.com/r/31061578/detail.html,' May 14, 2012.

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