One woman lost her life and two other people were injured as the result of a two-car accident that occurred in Batavia. The Ohio authorities have begun a preliminary investigation, and they initially suspect that a 47-year-old pickup truck driver is responsible for the crash. It is not clear if the man will face criminal charges.
Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the pickup truck driver was heading north on SR 132. The investigators suspect that the truck began to drift off the right side of the road, but what could have caused the man to do so is not known at this time. The man attempted to correct the direction of the vehicle, but instead, he crossed the center and entered the lane of oncoming traffic.
A 19-year-old driving a sedan was in the opposing lane, and she presumably could not avoid a collision with the pickup truck. Both drivers suffered serious injuries, and a 24-year-old passenger in the woman’s vehicle lost her life in the crash. The crash is still being investigated.
As the investigation proceeds, it may become apparent why the man lost control of his vehicle, and criminal charges could be filed against him. Regardless, the family of the woman who lost her life in the car crash can choose to file an Ohio wrongful death claim against the pickup truck driver. If successful, the lawsuit can compensate the family for monetary damages sustained as a result of the tragedy. Moreover, the seriously injured woman has the right to initiate a personal injury claim seeking similar relief against the other driver.
Source: wcpo.com, “Woman killed, 2 others hurt in crash on SR 132 near Benton Road in Batavia“, Nov. 19, 2014