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Complete Franklin County, OH accident reports and news.

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

In Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County injury accident

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

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Tue, 01/17/2017 Truck Accident Semi crash closes I-71 in Grove City, Ohio
Fri, 01/06/2017 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist Jason Bostic, 35, killed after being struck by 2 cars on Morse Road in north Columbus, Ohio
Mon, 11/28/2016 Car Accident Bonita Allen, 60, dead, 3 injured when wrong-way driver hits 2 vehicles on U.S. 23 in Franklin County, Ohio
Sat, 11/12/2016 Car Accident Former University of Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead critically injured, passenger Wesley Richardson, 27, injured, in car crash on Interstate 670 in Columbus, Ohio
Sun, 11/06/2016 Car Accident James Jamison killed, and Sardae Qualls critically injured in car crash at South Hamilton Road and Refugee Road in Columbus, Ohio
Sun, 10/09/2016 Motorcycle Accident Charles Pete Robinson Jr., 45, and April Marie Green, 42, killed, Christina Robinson, 35, injured in motorcycle crash with minivan on Harrisburg-Georgesville Road in Franklin County, Ohio
Fri, 09/30/2016 Car Accident Larry E. Miller, 60, killed and Rudy J. Hill, 18, injured in car crash on SR 188 in Pleasant Township, Ohio
Sun, 09/18/2016 Truck Accident Eleanor Mosley, 7, and Louisa Mosley, 9, killed when tractor trailer rear-ends vehicle on I-270 in Franklin County, Ohio
Thu, 09/08/2016 Motorcycle Accident Motorcyclist Richard Shantery, 50, dies after hitting guard rail on Olentangy River Road in north Columbus, Ohio
Fri, 09/02/2016 Car Accident 2 people injured in crash on W. Broad Street in Franklin County, Ohio
Thu, 08/18/2016 Truck Accident Nikeya Motley, 28, in critical condition when vehicle strikes semi on I-70 in Columbus, Ohio
Sat, 08/13/2016 Drunk Driving Roseline Keni, 38, Chislain Ngolo, 23, injured, unborn baby killed after hit-and-run driver Tony Shea Muldrow, 38, causes alleged DWI crash in Columbus, Ohio
Tue, 07/19/2016 Pedestrian Accident Bobbie Glenee Bonner, 46, struck and killed by hit-and-run driver at Livingston Avenue and I-70 in Columbus, Ohio
Sat, 07/16/2016 Motorcycle Accident Michelle Baier killed and one person injured in motorcycle crash with car at State Route 161 and Buenos Aires Boulevard in Blendon Township, Ohio
Mon, 07/11/2016 Pedestrian Accident Amy Stewart, 21, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run drivers on in Columbus, Ohio
Sun, 06/19/2016 Car Accident One person killed and one injured in car wreck on Rt. 33 in Columbus, Ohio
Sat, 06/18/2016 Motorcycle Accident Mark Blackwood, 27, killed in motorcycle crash with box truck on Westerville Road in Columbus, Ohio
Thu, 06/02/2016 Pedestrian Accident Infant Micah Ferebee killed in pedestrian collision on Westerville Road in Westerville, Ohio
Fri, 05/20/2016 Car Accident Raymond Williams killed, and Kellee Hendricks and Carlin Yetts injured in collision with semi truck on Interstate 71 in Columbus, Ohio
Thu, 05/19/2016 Motorcycle Accident Hilliard Police Officer Sean Johnson killed in motorcycle crash during training exercise in Franklin County, Ohio