Experienced emergency responders would probably say they have seen it all. Even so, the devastation still gets to them, especially when fatalities are involved. While they handle the emergency portion of vehicle accidents, they do what they have to do in order to help the parties involved get through it, but once they have a chance to stop and think, the enormity of what they have seen can affect them.
For instance, shortly before 8:30 p.m., emergency personnel were contacted regarding a crash on Ohio 122. Upon arrival, they discovered three people involved in a head-on collision that required extrication from the wreckage. Sadly, the two drivers involved both perished from the injuries they suffered in the crash. The third person, a 70-year-old woman, survived with serious enough injuries that she was flown to an area hospital.
The investigation at the scene revealed that the northbound vehicle occupied only by the driver veered into the oncoming lane of travel. The southbound vehicle occupied by the two victims was unable to avoid the wrong-way vehicle before colliding with it. At first glance, drugs or alcohol did not appear to contribute to the crash, but the investigation remained ongoing and police ruled nothing out. A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol did comment on the tragedy, indicating that it is difficult to lose anyone and that he’s seen far to many of these tragedies.
If a stranger reacts this way to senseless deaths in vehicle accidents, it does not take much to imagine the grief and pain suffered by surviving family members. While they cannot get their loved ones back, they could pursue closure, justice and financial restitution through the civil court system. Proving the negligence of another party caused the death or injuries suffered could result in a monetary judgment to help with the unavoidable expenses that accompany such tragedies.