The severity of car crashes in Ohio can vary from a minor fender bender to a severe head-on collision. Car accidents can happen to anyone, but no one is ever prepared for an accident that results in the death of a child. Tragically, an 8-year-old boy was killed on Feb. 6 in a crash involving two vehicles.
The child was a passenger in a car driven by a 29-year-old woman. At the time of the crash, police patrol say that the boy was sitting in the middle of the car’s rear seat. The car was traveling east at around 5:50 p.m. Monday evening when, according to statements, it was struck by a pickup truck. Current reports indicate that the pickup was traveling south when it failed to yield at an intersection and hit the left side of the car.
The impact of the collision forced the car off the road on the southeast side where it ran into several tombstones in a nearby cemetery. The boy was pronounced dead at Lima Memorial Hospital, the same hospital to which driver of the car was taken for treatment of her serious injuries. The driver of the pickup apparently suffered only minor injuries.
While patrol states that they do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident, investigation into the crash remains ongoing. If fault is apparent on the part of the pickup driver whose failure to yield resulted in the death of the boy, the boy’s family may exercise their right to pursue a wrongful death suit. Likewise, the driver of the car may choose to file a personal injury suit against the pickup driver. Anyone in Ohio who has similarly been injured or who lost a loved one in a car crash might benefit from the counsel of an attorney with experience in car accidents.
Source: thecourier.com, “8-year-old boy killed in Allen County crash”, Feb. 7, 2017