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Complete Summit County, OH accident reports and news.


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

In Summit 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 Summit 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 Summit 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 Summit County injury accident

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

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sun, 01/08/2017 Pedestrian Accident Jeremiah Coffield, 25, killed when struck in hit-and-run on South Main Street in Coventry Township, Ohio
Fri, 12/23/2016 Car Accident Grant Wilson, 17, killed, and alleged DUI driver John R. Bird, 50, charged in car collision at North Portage Path and Sunnyside Avenue in Akron, Ohio
Tue, 09/06/2016 Car Accident Four injured, including child, in wreck on Interstate 76 in Akron, Ohio
Thu, 08/25/2016 Bicycle Accident Mark Whitmire, 57, killed in bicycle crash on Clearview Avenue in Akron, Ohio
Sat, 07/16/2016 Car Accident 41-year-old man dead after car strikes fire-hydrant and utility pole on Staeger Street in Akron, OH
Wed, 06/15/2016 Car Accident 1 dead, 3 injured in single-vehicle crash on I-77 in Coventry Township, Ohio
Sun, 03/27/2016 Car Accident Patricia Powell, 17, killed in rear-end collision on Interstate 76 in Akron, Ohio
Thu, 03/24/2016 Car Accident Seth Pallnoe, 15, dead after teens allegedly played chicken with other cars before police chase, crash in Barberton, Ohio
Wed, 03/09/2016 Car Accident Claudia Hooser, 58, killed, and Dennis Ball, 69, injured in car crash on Fifth Street in Barberton, Ohio
Thu, 03/03/2016 Truck Accident Four hospitalized after 4-vehicle crash involving semi on I-76 in Akron, Ohio
Mon, 02/29/2016 Car Accident Rachel Bishop, 36, dies in fiery one-car crash on Merriman Road in Northwest Akron, Ohio
Sat, 02/27/2016 Car Accident Alec M. Leatherman, 21, and Halle N. Schmidt, 19, die in high-speed rollover in Summit County, Ohio
Mon, 02/22/2016 Pedestrian Accident Tonya R. Johnson, 43, dies when truck strikes her after exiting vehicle on Route 8 in Akron, Ohio
Fri, 02/19/2016 Car Accident Five injured, three seriously, in two-car crash on Ohio Route 8 in Akron, Ohio
Fri, 02/19/2016 Motorcycle Accident Michael Keith, 35, killed in motorcycle collision after avoiding crash with vehicle on West Caston Road in Akron, Ohio
Thu, 02/04/2016 Train Accident Anthony A. Nichols, 51, killed in SUV collision with train on Waterloo Road in Barberton, Ohio
Thu, 02/04/2016 Car Accident One man burned after collision with driver Bryan Hicks, 23, fleeing police at Wilbeth Road and Firestone Parkway in Akron, Ohio
Sat, 12/12/2015 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrians Eva Hain, 72, and Lawrence Hain, 79, killed in collision at East Aurora Road and Waters Drive in Macedonia, Ohio
Tue, 11/10/2015 Aircraft Accident 9 dead after small plane crashes into apartment complex on Mogadore Road in Akron, Ohio
Tue, 09/01/2015 Car Accident 75-year-old-man injured during carjacking when suspect dragged him down roadway after stealing his vehicle at Medina Road and Springside Drive in Bath Township, Ohio