- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -

« News Home

Icy roads may have contributed to accident on Western Reserve Road

Published: Wed, November 13, 2013 @ 10:43 a.m.

POLAND — Ice and snow covered roads may have been the cause of multiple accidents this morning along Western Reserve Road and other thoroughfares.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to two of the accidents this morning. One was just west of Market Street and the other was west of North Lima Road. The accident close to North Lima Road sent some of the occupants of the vehicles to the hospital, according to the highway patrol.

How many people were sent to the hospital was not readily available, however the patrol did say both accidents were minor crashes.

Poland Township police responded to two accidents this morning. One was on Western Reserve Road near Five Points and the other was on Struthers Road.

Brian Goodin, township police chief, said the occupant of the vehicle that crashed on Struthers Road was sent to the hospital after he lost control from hitting ice, was hit by a pickup truck and then the vehicle was pushed into a tree.

Goodin said the roads were "a sheet of ice." The Mahoning County Engineer's office was called to place salt on the roadways.

Lt. Nakia Hendrix of the highway patrol also said the roadway was covered with ice and snow, but not black ice.

Springfield Township police also answered a crash call on Western Reserve this morning, but there was no information right now about the accident.


1UNCOMMONSENSE(439 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

It is just the beginning of the winter season and already the road crews are doing a piss poor job.

Suggest removal:

2CantStandYa(172 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Hardly the road crews fault.

Might have something to do with a-holes thinking since four wheel drive can make them go fast it can make them stop fast.

Blaming the road crews for people being morons just isn't fair.

Suggest removal:

3gobdmn(19 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Mahoning County Road Crew is a JOKE. Not 1 truck out before 8:00AM. No excuse why those truck were not out all night long!!!! They need to take lessons from the turnpike crews!

Suggest removal:

4Ytownnative(1089 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Snow and ice removal for the Mahoning county road crew is to wait for it to melt. I drove home around 11 last night and even the main roads were untouched and icy. To them its just taxpayer money they collect so why worry about actually doing the job we pay them for. Its unacceptable the way they clear streets around here and it has been for many years but it is accepted as standard for the area. They sit in the warm offices and watch the snow fall and drink coffee and collect the pay check.

Suggest removal:

5boardman92(5 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Western Reserve road was a skating rink this morning. As usual, County workers and trucks are nowhere to be found. Some stereotypes exist for a reason...laziness.

Suggest removal:

6danikytn(248 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

This is a bad stretch, when I worked at a nursing home right there, every morning pulling out to head home was a nightmare. The road is also very narrow, so good luck when the person ahead of you starts spinning and sliding, theres nowhere to go!

Suggest removal:

7JoeFromHubbard(1292 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

It seems that drivers have to be reeducated every winter. Expect a few wrecks until further along the learning curve.

Of course, some never learn how to handle their vehicle on slippery roads. I've seen drivers apply the brakes out on open roads where there is simply no reason to do so. Sudden brake application and panic reactions cause more unintended consequences than most expect.

The law of inertia says that a vehicle traveling in a straight line will continue to do so unless acted upon by an outside force. That "force" is usually the result of a panicked, inexperienced driver. Let the vehicle go on its own trajectory with only minimal correction.

CantStandYa is correct about 4 wheel drive, it will not prevent stupidity.

Suggest removal:

8republicanRick(1333 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Union rules dictate the start time and break times for the drivers.
They don't want to get up earlier than normal, you'll just have to wait for them.

Suggest removal:

9boardman92(5 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

I agree that the driving can be bad at times. But I was on Western Reserve Road this morning at 7:40 am and there was over 1" of ice completely covering the entire road. People were driving 5 mph and still sliding without hitting the brakes. The Mahoning County Engineers office was asleep at the wheel. This was not a surprise storm that rolled in. Everyone knew last weekend that snow, cold, wind were coming. They chose not to send crews out because it's a lazy, negligent group of overpaid, underworked, irresponsible people. As I said earlier, Mahoning County employees have certainly earned their reputation.

Suggest removal:


HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2015 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes