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Deadly Columbus Crash Results in Arrest

Camara Thomas1 year ago

A collision in Columbus, Ohio has left one person dead, one person in critical condition, and a third person in jail.

Details of the Ohio Accident

According to WBNS-10TV, the collision occurred late last Wednesday on the southbound lanes of Interstate 71 near East Broad Street.

The Columbus Police responded to the scene as two of the crash victims were rushed to Grant Medical Center. One of the victims was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to the hospital, the second remained in critical condition.

Preliminary reports indicate that the victims’ vehicle was struck from behind. The other driver fled the scene, but was soon arrested by authorities.

Statistics on Similar Accidents

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people were killed in traffic collision in 2012 – a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths recorded 2011.
  • Of those killed in 2012:
  • An additional 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012.

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