A car crash, at best, is bound to ruin anyone’s day. Even minor collisions often mean expensive repairs and sometimes result in pain and injury for those involved. Automobile accidents involving large trucks such as semis, however, generally tend to be more disastrous and have a higher likelihood of fatality, due in part to the size and weight of the trucks, though other factors come into play as well.
Tragically, just such an accident recently occurred in Ohio and claimed the life of a young boy. The 5-year-old was a passenger in a car driven by a 51-year-old woman. Reports indicate that the woman was traveling westbound when she slowed her car and stopped for a traffic light. At this point, a semi truck smashed into the car from behind, per official statements.
Apparently, the 52-year-old driver of the truck was not injured. The woman driving the car was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. Tragically, the little boy — who was in a booster seat in the car — suffered severe injuries. Though he was taken to a regional health center and then transferred to another hospital, he later died from the injuries.
As of yet, no charges have been filed and are pending the results of the official investigation. Even if no criminal charges against the truck driver are filed, though, the family of the little boy has the right to explore legal grounds for pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. Indeed, any Ohio individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one in automobile accidents may benefit from speaking with a lawyer.
Source: cleveland.com, “5-year-old dies after car crash in Lorain“, Kaylee Remington, April 22, 2017