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Complete Erie County, OH accident reports and news.

Accidents in Erie County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Erie County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Erie County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Erie County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Where to find legal assistance after an Erie County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Erie County personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, an Erie County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what an Erie County accident lawyer can do to help.

Accident Reports by city

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sun, 08/14/2016 Car Accident Madison M. Creagan, 14, dies, seven injured, and Chavan Roosevelt Carter, 40, charged in ten-vehicle pileup involving semi on the Ohio Turnpike in Milan, Ohio
Wed, 05/25/2016 Car Accident Angela Hein, 29, killed and daughter Brianna Hein, 15 months, injured in single-vehicle rollover wreck on State Rt. 2 in Huron Township, Ohio
Mon, 05/16/2016 Car Accident Former Olympian Mamie Rallins, 74, killed in collision with commercial truck on SR-53 in Sandusky, Ohio
Tue, 12/29/2015 Car Accident James D. Metz, 26, and Christopher J. Harrison, 50, killed in head-on crash on U.S. Route 6 in Margaretta Township, Ohio
Thu, 08/13/2015 Car Accident James A. Young, 45, dead after being struck by roller coaster in restricted area at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio
Sat, 02/21/2015 Car Accident Jose Ramon Leal Jr., 21, dead after four-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County, OH
Sat, 02/14/2015 Car Accident Beverly Smith, 32, and her unborn child killed; Eric Smith, 33, injured in multiple-vehicle crash on the Ohio Turnpike in Berlin Heights, Ohio
Sat, 04/19/2014 Car Accident Leon McCoy Jr., 22, killed, after his car leaves Wahl Road Near Margaretta Township, and crashes into a utility pole, ejecting him from the vehicle.
Sat, 03/29/2014 Car Accident Jenna Robbins, 20, 26 weeks pregnant, suffers minor injuries, after a 3-car crash on Milan Road in Perkins Township. No other injuries were reported.
Tue, 12/03/2013 4 car crash outside mall injures 3.