City: Rome, Ohio
County: Lawrence, Ohio
Date of Accident: July 23, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2011 Ford F150 / 2013 Subaru Outback
42 year old Melissa D. Keathley and a 56 year old man were involved in a crash which saw them nursing injuries on July 23, 2013 at approximately 10:45 am. Police reports state that Keathley was driving a 2011 Ford F150 pickup at the same time that the man was driving a 2013 Subaru Outback SUV, north on State Route 7. The pickup stopped for traffic and the driver of the SUV allegedly failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and struck the pickup in the rear. Lawrence County EMS transported the woman to St. Mary's Hospital and treated the man at the scene. Ferris Towed the SUV.
Rome, Lawrence, Ohio, whose population in 2011 was 8,694, suffered 34 injury crashes, which resulted in 45 injuries. Mid size vehicles that were involved in accidents in 2010 were 42,206 of a total of 161,361 which caused injuries. Accidents, which involved pickup trucks in 2010, were 14,862, which caused injuries. Rear end crashes in 2011 were 22,056 that resulted in injuries. Accidents in which drivers failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead were 18,889 in 2011.