From fender bender to head-on collision, a car accident is bound to ruin anyone’s day. Understandably, no automobile accidents are as tragic as those as those that claim a life. Sadly, a fatal crash occurred on a recent Tuesday afternoon.
A 50-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision involving two vehicles. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the woman was the front-seat passenger in a car that was struck by a van when it drifted across the center line. Tragically, the woman died at the scene of the accident.
The 46-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, as did the 23-year-old driver of the van. Both were taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be contributing factors in the collision, although the accident is still under investigation.
Apart from any potential criminal charges, however, the surviving family of the deceased woman has grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Additionally, the injured car driver appears to have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. A successfully litigated claim could result in a judgment for monetary damages to help cover medical expenses and other monetary losses related to the accident. Anyone who has been injured or lost loved ones in automobile accidents in Ohio due to the apparent negligence of another party may benefit from seeking the guidance and support of an experienced personal injury lawyer. An attorney can help gather the necessary evidence to formally establish negligence as well as document injuries suffered and damages sustained.
Source: ohio.com, “Regional news briefs, Oct. 26: Woman killed in two-car crash”, Oct. 25, 2017