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Complete Lake County, OH accident reports and news.

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

In Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake 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 a Lake County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Lake 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, a Lake 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 a Lake County accident lawyer can do to help.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Tue, 01/10/2017 Car Accident Rollover semi-truck crash closes I-90 in Lake County, Ohio
Thu, 12/08/2016 Car Accident 50 cars involved in pileup crash in icy conditions on I-90 in Painesville, Ohio
Sun, 04/03/2016 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian, 25, critically injured after car strikes him on Andrews Road in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Wed, 02/10/2016 Car Accident Fatalities reported in multiple crashes on Interstate 90 in Lake County, Ohio
Sat, 01/30/2016 Pedestrian Accident Dean Capasso, 50, and Kimberly Perkins, 57, killed, and Rudolph Baitt, 73, charged after pedestrian collision on Lost Nation Road in Willoughby, Ohio
Sat, 10/17/2015 Car Accident 16-year-old girl critically injured in hit-and-run crash on Mentor Avenue in Painesville, Ohio
Tue, 06/16/2015 Motorcycle Accident Paul Richards dies in motorcycle crash on Blair Road in Leroy Township, Ohio
Fri, 03/20/2015 Car Accident Michael Ingrassia, 43, crashes truck into guardrail on State Route 2, arrested for drug possession in Willoughby, Ohio
Wed, 01/28/2015 Truck Accident Robert Cline, 61, killed in collision with ODOT truck on East 305th Street onramp to Route 2 in Wickliffe, Ohio
Fri, 12/05/2014 Car Accident Lloyd E. Fox, 44, killed in crash on Mentor Avenue in Mentor, Ohio
Thu, 11/06/2014 Bus Accident Jennifer T. Cribbs, 62, killed in car accident with Mentor school bus at Johnny Cake Ridge and Garfield roads in Mentor, Ohio
Sun, 10/26/2014 Pedestrian Accident Jerry D. Cahn, 78, hit and killed after running across several lanes of traffic on U.S. 20 in Painesville, Ohio
Wed, 10/22/2014 Pedestrian Accident Bobby Dean West Jr., 49, killed while walking along U.S. Route 20 when he was struck by vehicle driven by Robert M. Storozum, 49, in Painesville, Ohio
Sun, 09/14/2014 Car Accident Suspect crashes and flips car, ending police chase in Mentor, Ohio
Sat, 03/08/2014 Car Accident Benjamin Scholes, 34, charged with OVI, after his car crashes in to a fuel pump at a gas station in Wickliffe, Ohio
Sun, 03/02/2014 Car Accident Jamie Capper, 32, arrest for OVI after crashing her SUV into the Willoughby Post Office. No injuries reported.
Thu, 02/20/2014 Car Accident Karen Saeger, 55, killed, when she loses control of her car in Lake County and crashes into a large tree.
Tue, 01/21/2014 Car Accident 19-year-old man killed after being ejected from car, 1-year-old critically injured, flown to hospital, after single car crash in Lake Co.
Thu, 01/16/2014 Car Accident Timothy Roper killed, Dominick Gromek Jr. seriously injured, after their car crashes into tree.
Thu, 12/26/2013 Truck Accident 8 people taken to hospital after 2 tractor-trailers and multiple cars crash on I-90.