No one’s safety is guaranteed when traveling on the road. Even safe drivers can become victims of accidents caused by other people. In far too many cases, these accidents have fatal outcomes that can leave surviving loved ones searching for answers and, possibly, recompense through wrongful death claims.
It was recently reported that one crash in Ohio had fatal results. Apparently, the driver of an SUV was trying to merge onto a highway when that driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the SUV traveled across four lanes of traffic and was hit by a minivan. The collision caused the minivan to overturn, and it was then hit by a car. The incident occurred around 7 a.m.
It was unclear exactly how many people were involved in the incident, but a 74-year-old woman in the last car involved suffered fatal injuries. She was a passenger in that vehicle, and the driver was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The driver of the minivan was also injured and taken to the hospital, and the driver of the SUV did not suffer any injuries.
The family of the woman killed in this Ohio accident are undoubtedly shaken by the sudden event. They may find in the near future that the difficulties they face as a result of the untimely death could warrant their filing a wrongful death claim. This type of claim could allow them to pursue compensation for damages permitted under state law, and those who suffered injuries may wish to look into personal injury claims of their own.