One Dead, Three Injured in Fairview Park Motor Vehicle Accident

December 23, 2014

One person died and three others were injured in a Cleveland-area motor vehicle accident over the weekend.  The traffic crash occurred in Fairview Park near the intersection of Lorain and W 204th St.

Though all of the details have not yet been released, local Ohio residents familiar with the area will recognize that the speed limit where the crash occurred is 25 MPH.  While it is certainly possible that one or more of the vehicles involved was traveling over the limit, the takeaway for drivers should be that the most dangerous accidents can and do occur in what we perceive to be low-danger areas.

In 2013 Ohio motor vehicle crashes caused by driver error, drivers traveling at unsafe speeds caused 13.1% of fatalities.  While this is a daunting statistic, it is dwarfed by the number of fatalities caused by driver errors unrelated to speeding.  Things like failure to yield, traveling left of center, and improper lane changes often result in serious personal injury or death even when the vehicles involved are traveling at relatively low speeds.

Especially as the winter weather makes driving even more precarious, we urge every driver to put safety first regardless of the location, time of day, or conditions.  However, even the most careful and defensive driving cannot prevent every accident.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a traffic accident, contact the Cleveland motor vehicle accident lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free telephone consultation.


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