City: Rome, Ohio
County: Ashtabula, Ohio
Date of Accident: May 5, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1992 Harley Davidson / 2008 Land Rover
Residents of Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio, were present on the scene of a head on collision, in which a 70-year-old man, of Mentor, Ohio, sustained injuries on May 5, 2013 at approximately 10:50 am. Reports from the police are that the man, Gerald L. Stark was driving a 1992 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on State Route 45, approaching the intersection of Dodgeville Road. A 41 year old man, Timothy W. Herman of Beavercreek, Ohio driving a 2008 Land Rover SUV north on the same road. The motorcycle was facing south on State Route 45 and was stopped to wait for oncoming traffic to turn left on Dodgeville Road. In order to avoid striking the motor cycle, the driver of the SUV allegedly lost control, overturned onto its side and slid left of the center of the roadway. Both vehicles collided and the SUV slid off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and a drain pipe. Ducro Transportation Service transported the man's body to AMC. An occupant of the SUV, Carla K. Skytta 33, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio was not injured. Midway towed the vehicle.
Those which involved a ditch were 45 which resulted in fatalities. In 2011, Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio, whose population was 1,568, suffered 1 fatal crash, which resulted in 33 fatalities. Head-on collisions which occurred in Ohio in 2010 amounted to 123 which resulted in fatalities. There were 4,552 Motorcycles involved in crashes in 2010. . In Ohio in 2010 the total amount of accidents which occurred as a result of drivers' following too closely were 69,454 with 42 which resulted in fatalities. The accident involved a tree and a SUV in Ohio in 2010 there were 60 accidents which involved a tree and 234 for sport utility vehicles which resulted in fatal injuries.