City: Mifflin, Ohio
County: Richland, Ohio
Date of Accident: April 20, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2010 Nissan Rouge
A motorist was injured when the 2010 Nissan Rouge SUV he was driving allegedly went off the right side of the roadway, struck a traffic sign, an embankment and vaulted across the Federal Highway 30 exit ramp facing east to enter Interstate Route 71. The car landed in the grass and rolled several times. Police reported that the crash occurred on April 20, 2013 at approximately 3:15 am. The injured man was treated at the scene then charged with operating his vehicle without reasonable control. Shelly Smith's towed the SUV.
Approximately 10,525 injury crashes occurred when it was dark, on a lighted roadway. In Mifflin, Richland in 2011, the population was 6,218; of a total of 46 crashes, 63 resulted in injuries. The accident involved a SUV; in Ohio in 2010, there were 22,261 accidents that involved sport utility vehicles, which resulted in injuries. Crashes that were caused by drivers traveling at unsafe speed in 2011 were 4, 778 that caused injuries. There were 370 accidents, which involved traffic signpost in the category of first harmful event in unit of error and resulted in injuries. There were approximately 893 accidents occurred in Ohio in 2011 and involved an embankment.