Though car accidents happen every day, many people think that such an incident will not happen to them or to their loved ones. Of course, no one is immune to becoming involved in serious crashes, and they can happen seemingly out of nowhere. Regrettably, these events often lead to fatal injuries and leave families grieving.
It was recently reported that a fatal accident took place in Ohio. Apparently, a person driving an SUV failed to keep the vehicle in the correct lane. As a result, the SUV went over the center dividing line and crashed head-on into another vehicle. That second vehicle was being driven by an off-duty police officer. That man suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash, and he was declared dead at the accident site.
The driver of the SUV was reported as being a 31-year-old man, and he declined medical attention. Authorities suspect that this man was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. As a result, he was taken into custody and is currently facing a charge for aggravated vehicular homicide. At the time of the report, the investigation into the crash was still underway.
The family of the man killed in this Ohio accident were undoubtedly grief-stricken after learning that he suffered fatal injuries in the event. Now, they will likely have many important decisions and actions to contend with, including laying their loved one to rest. Due to the many hardships the loss of a loved one can bring, the family may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault for the incident in order to seek compensation for documented monetary damages.