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Columbus, Ohio - The capital of Ohio, known for a diverse economy and cultural opportunities

Columbus is both the capital of Ohio and the county seat of Franklin County It is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 850,106 (2015 estimate). It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses a ten county area. It is Ohio's third largest metropolitan area, behind Cleveland and Cincinnati.

The city has a diverse economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology.Columbus is home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest private research and development foundation; Chemical Abstracts Service, the world's largest clearinghouse of chemical information; NetJets, the world's largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet; and The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States.

Major Roadways in Columbus

Columbus is bisected by two major Interstate Highways, Interstate 70 running east–west, and Interstate 71 running north to roughly southwest. The two Interstates combine downtown for about 1.5 mi (2.4 km) in an area locally known as "The Split", which is a major traffic congestion point within Columbus, especially during rush hour. U.S. Route 40, originally known as the National Road, runs east–west through Columbus, comprising Main Street to the east of downtown and Broad Street to the west. U.S. Route 23 runs roughly north–south, while U.S. Route 33 runs northwest-to-southeast. The Interstate 270 Outerbelt encircles the vast majority of the city, while the newly redesigned Innerbelt consists of the Interstate 670 spur on the north side (which continues to the east past the Airport and to the west where it merges with I-70), State Route 315 on the west side, the I-70/71 split on the south side, and I-71 on the east. Due to its central location within Ohio and abundance of outbound roadways, nearly all of the state's destinations are within a 2 or 3 hour drive of Columbus.

Transportation options in Columbus 

Columbus maintains a widespread municipal bus service called the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound, Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, Megabus, GoBus, and other carriers.

The city's primary airport, John Glenn International Airport (CMH), is located on the east side of the city, with several smaller airports in the region as well. Port Columbus provides service to Toronto, Canada and Cancun, Mexico (on a seasonal basis), as well as to most domestic destinations.

Search for Columbus accidents

Local area healthcare providers in Columbus include:

Columbus legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Columbus, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Columbus injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus accident lawyer can do to help.

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32
Percent of U.S: 
1
State: 
Ohio

Most recent accident reports

Interstate 70 eastbound was closed at the I-70 east/ Interstate 71 north split due to a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening.

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70 Eastbound
Type: Car Accident

A multi-vehicle crash on I-270 Southbound just north of Easton Way slowed freeway traffic Saturday afternoon.

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Roadway: 
I-270
Type: Car Accident

One person died in an early-morning crash in Madison County that shut down one northbound lane of I-71 for several hours.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-71
Type: Car Accident

The Lancaster post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Tunnel Hill Road in Perry County Tuesday evening.

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014
Type: Car Accident

One person was killed today in a single-vehicle wreck outside of West Jefferson, the State Highway Patrol said.

The patrol was called to the crash about 1:28 p.m. today. The wreck happened on Rt. 40, east of West Jefferson.

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 40
Type: Car Accident

Two people have been taken into custody after a pursuit that ended in a crash in Franklin County Friday morning.

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Type: Car Accident

The southbound lanes of Interstate 71 have reopened following a crash involving a semi Friday morning.

According Columbus police, officers responded to the scene of the crash, just south of Frank Road, at about 2:45 a.m.

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Roadway: 
I-71
One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred in southwest Franklin County Friday morning.
Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Roadway: 
Bausch Road
Type: Car Accident

Four people were injured in a crash along U.S. 23 in Waverly Saturday afternoon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on northbound U.S. Route 23 in Pike County at about Noon.

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 23
Type: Car Accident

A Logan man was injured Thursday afternoon after crashing his vehicle along state Route 664.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 664
City: 
Logan, OH
Type: Car Accident

Most of the eastbound lanes of I-70 have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash had closed a section of the interstate on the East Side earlier this evening.

Only one of the four lanes remains closed after the others opened around 6 p.m.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Roadway: 
I-70

A man was injured when his vehicle crashed into a train in the City of New Lexington early Sunday morning.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Roadway: 
High Street

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a triple fatal crash that occurred on state Route 229 in Delaware County Sunday evening.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Roadway: 
S.R. 229
Type: Car Accident
A Clintonville woman was killed yesterday in a one-vehicle crash just before 11:30 a.m. on Rt. 62 near the Licking County line, the Franklin County sheriff’s office said.
Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 62
Type: Car Accident
A woman and her 1-year-old child were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Union County Thursday afternoon.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Route 31