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17 People Injured in Ohio Winter Weather Pileup

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A multi-vehicle pileup in Cleveland injured at least 17 people on Wednesday afternoon.

Details about the Large Pileup

According to Accu Weather News, the multi-vehicle pileup involved cars and tractor-trailers and happened during the snowy weather that caused the shutdown of Interstate 90 in Lake County on Wednesday afternoon.

The pileup left at least 17 people injured – three of them critically. Although it was originally reported that multiple fatalities were associated with the pileup, this no longer seems to be the case.

Motorists were told the avoid the area, and the sheriff’s office said that there were 15 tractor-trailers that needed to be cleared from the roadway and a number injured victims that needed to be transported to area hospitals.

Heavy snow and strong winds are to blame for the accident, which greatly reduced visibility and driving condition for the motorists involved in the pileup. The roadway was clear of all vehicles and debris by Wednesday evening.

Driving in Winter Weather

  • According to, there was an average of 817 motor-vehicle deaths per year from 1996-2011 due to winter weather conditions.
  • The highest concentration of winter weather motor-vehicle deaths is in the state of New York, possible due to the extreme amount of snow that can fall at a single time.
  • An average of 600 people per year die from other weather events such as rain, flooding, hurricane, heat, and rip currents. 


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