Ohio traffic laws exist for a reason: to keep everyone on the roads safe. When a driver disobeys these laws, whether accidentally or through carelessness or selfish disregard, the risk of automobile accidents increases greatly, and sometimes, the resultant wrecks prove deadly. Just such a fatal collision occurred only recently on U.S. Route 62.
A 38-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash. It is believed that the male driver of the car in which she was a passenger was attempting a left turn when his vehicle was struck by a pickup truck on the highway. According to police reports, the pickup truck ran a red light at the intersection before colliding with the car.
Both the driver and passenger of the pickup suffered minor injuries, as did the male driver of the car. Tragically, the female passenger was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after being transported there. The official police investigation is ongoing, and the county sheriff stated there is a possibility that charges may be forthcoming.
Regardless of any criminal charges, however, is the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit should the family of the deceased victim decide to pursue that avenue. In fact, any victims of Ohio automobile accidents caused by another driver’s recklessness, drunk driving or other types of fault may have grounds for personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits and could benefit from discussing legal options with an experienced lawyer in the Cleveland area. Surviving victims of serious car crashes frequently need costly medical treatment to address the injuries they suffered, and many are left with ongoing pain and suffering. A successfully litigated personal injury lawsuit can at least provide just compensation and attempt to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Source: cantonrep.com, “Deputies: Louisville woman, 38, dies in crash”, Malcolm Hall, Jan. 11, 2018