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Rear-end collisions can prove fatal, especially with big rigs

On Behalf of | Nov 27, 2019 | Wrongful Death

Sitting in traffic is no one’s idea of a fun time. Of course, many people get caught up in traffic at various times of the day, and they may even come to a complete stop. Unfortunately, if another driver approaching the stopped traffic does not slow down in time, it is possible for a collision to occur that could prove fatal.

It was recently reported that a fatal crash took place under such circumstances in Ohio. Apparently, a 69-year-old woman was driving a minivan and was stopped on the roadway due to traffic. Her vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. Another three vehicles were involved in the incident, including another tractor-trailer and two additional passenger vehicles.

The incident resulted in the woman driving the minivan suffering fatal injuries. It was noted that she was not wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred. Three other individuals involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. Authorities were continuing to investigate at the time of the report, and more information may become available at a later time.

When accidents prove fatal, a number of difficulties can result for surviving loved ones. They will need to contend with their grief and learn to cope with the idea of no longer having their loved one around. The family of this Ohio victim may have reason to look into filing a wrongful death claim against the truck driver and the company for which he or she works. This type of claim could allow them to seek compensation for damages permitted under applicable law.