City: Fairlawn, Ohio
County: Summit, Ohio
Date of Accident: April 21, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – Bicycle / 2002 Chevrolet SUV
A morning crash in Fairlawn, Summit, Ohio, occurred and resulted in injuries for a 23 year old pedal cyclist, William G. Volchko of Kent, Ohio, who was riding his bicycle, west on W. Market Street in the curb lane. Fairlawn Police Department reported that on April 21, 2013 at approximately 7:16 am, the man was in front of 3737 Curb Lane, when he was allegedly struck from his bicycle by a 2002 Chevy SUV that was being driven by a 30 year old man, east on W. Market Street, when he turned north into 3737 and failed to yield the right of way. The bicycle struck the passenger side on the front fender of the SUV and the rider was ejected. He struck the windshield and rested on the passenger side of the SUV. Bath Fire Department transported him to AGMC Montrose, while the other man was charged.
Accidents which resulted in injuries and involved bicycles (including pedal cyclists) amounted to 2,035 in 2010 in Ohio. In 2011, Fairlawn, Summit, Ohio, whose population was 7,307, suffered 39 injury crashes, which resulted in 68 injuries. There were 41 injury crashes which occurred when the light condition was a glare. Accidents that occurred in 2010 which involved drivers' failure to yield accounted for 12,165 that resulted in injuries. The accident involved a SUV; in Ohio in 2010 there were 22,261 for sport utility vehicles which resulted in injuries.