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Complete Lorain County, OH accident reports and news.


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

In Lorain 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 Lorain 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 Lorain 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 Lorain County injury accident

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

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Wed, 01/18/2017 Car Accident Jon Swartzentruber, 25, dead and Levi Shetler, 54, injured after buggy and truck collide in Wellington, Ohio
Tue, 01/10/2017 Pedestrian Accident 73-year-old man hospitalized after car strikes him on Griswold Road in Elyria Township, Ohio
Sun, 01/01/2017 Car Accident Asim Taylor, 39, killed and one injured when car crashes into house off of Chestnut Ridge Road in Elyria, Ohio
Mon, 12/19/2016 Car Accident Sergio Arroyo, 26, and Rachel Juszkiewicz, 20, killed in single-vehicle crash at E. 36th Street and Fulton Road in Lorain, Ohio
Sat, 10/22/2016 Car Accident Christopher Gusky, 43, killed; 2 injured, including toddler, in 3-vehicle collision on State Route 113 in Elyria Township, Ohio
Sun, 08/28/2016 Pedestrian Accident Linda Velez, 38, killed in pedestrian collision with alleged hit-and-run driver Gregg Box, 61, near Lorain County Fair on Fairgrounds Road in Wellington, Ohio
Sat, 08/06/2016 Motorcycle Accident Anthony Davis, 28, killed in motorcycle crash at Meister Road and Sherwood Drive in Lorain, Ohio
Mon, 07/18/2016 Bicycle Accident Mark Snyder, 58, killed in bicycle collision on Oberlin Road in Lorain County, Ohio
Mon, 07/04/2016 Car Accident Heder T. Abreo, 34, killed, and Katherine G. Norris, 28, and Emmaline M. Fabich, 31, injured in two-vehicle collision at State Route 303 and Mennell Road in Grafton Township, Ohio
Sun, 04/03/2016 Car Accident Benjamin Metzger, 25, and Jeremy Leiter, 24, killed in pickup crash on State Route 18 in Lorain County, Ohio
Fri, 01/29/2016 Car Accident Two people injured in head-on crash at Vermilion Road and Ohio 511 in Henrietta Township, Ohio
Fri, 01/15/2016 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian Mel Rush, 62, killed, and others injured in collision at West 23rd Street and Oakdale Avenue in Lorain, Ohio
Tue, 01/12/2016 Other Type of Accident Drew Hayden, 9, dies after being struck by car in sledding accident in North Ridgeville, Ohio
Tue, 12/22/2015 Car Accident Leon Clowtis, 63, and Susan Clowtis, 59, dead; Benny E. Riggs, 75 injured after wreck on U.S. Route 20 near state Route 58 in Oberlin, Ohio
Tue, 12/22/2015 Car Accident Leon Clowtis, 63, and Susan Clowtis, 59, killed, and one person injured in two-car wreck on Ohio Route 20 near Oberlin, Ohio
Mon, 10/19/2015 Pedestrian Accident Jayvian Johnson, 17, killed in hit-and-run pedestrian collision on West 28th Street in Lorain, Ohio
Sat, 10/10/2015 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist Charles A. Startup, 70, dies in hit-and-run crash on Butternut Ridge Road in Elyria, Ohio
Tue, 07/28/2015 Car Accident Debra Majkut, 34, killed, and Jaxon Majkut, 5 months, and Jacob Majkut, 12, injured when car crashes into house off of Ohio 58 in South Amherst, Ohio
Tue, 07/14/2015 Car Accident Cameron Friend, 17, killed and another teen injured after car crashes into home on Kansas Avenue in Lorain, Ohio; Paul Pelton facing charges for filming accident without rendering aid
Wed, 05/20/2015 Car Accident Man dead after car strikes guardrail on Sugar Ridge Road in North Ridgeville, Ohio