At times, the cause of a motor vehicle crash is clear, such as instances of excessive speeding or driving under the influence. Other times, car accidents have no immediately clear causes. Investigators work hard to try to recreate the accident to establish what factors led to the incident, not just to determine fault, but in the hopes that future accidents might be averted.
In Ohio, a man was recently killed in a fatal triple-car crash, and while investigators say it’s clear which driver was at fault, they still have not been able to determine the details surrounding why or how the accident happened in the first place. Reports indicate that a 31-year-old woman was driving a car when, for unknown reasons, she swerved left of center and smashed head-on into a sports utility vehicle. A pickup truck then rear-ended the SUV, pushing it off the road and causing it to flip.
The 65-year-old SUV driver died at the scene. The other passengers in that vehicle suffered injuries, some life-threatening; the right front passenger was last listed in critical condition. The driver believed responsible suffered severe injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
While the crash remains under investigation, neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been contributing factors. Regardless, the fault in this incident appears clear, suggesting that grounds exist for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against the driver believed responsible as well as any separate owner of the car she was operating. In similar car accidents, an Ohio personal injury attorney with experience in automobile accident claims can offer insight into possible legal avenues for compensation for accident victims, including the immediate surviving family of deceased victims.
Source: wdtn.com, “Victim ID’d in triple car crash in Greene County“, April 20, 2017