Fatal accidents can happen unexpectedly and under a myriad of conditions. Some parties may think they are not at risk of being involved in such an incident, but a random turn of events could quickly change the circumstances. When a car accident takes place, not only are the drivers and passengers in the vehicles at risk of being injured, but individuals in the vicinity of the crash could also be at risk.
Recent reports noted that an accident proved fatal at an Ohio bus stop. According to reports, a car and an SUV were attempting to move to the side of the road in order to let an emergency vehicle pass when the two vehicles collided. The crash resulted in the car leaving the roadway and striking a bus stop. A woman had been seated at the bus stop at the time, and the covering for the stop apparently collapsed on top of her.
The situation reportedly led to the woman suffering fatal injuries, and she was declared dead on the scene. The victim was reported as being 54 years old. The drivers of the vehicles involved were not injured. Authorities were continuing to investigate the accident, and no charges had been filed at the time of the report.
Situations in which a loved one is unexpectedly killed can come as quite a shock to family members. A car accident can quickly claim the lives of innocent individuals, and when such an accident takes place under unusual circumstances, the situation may be more difficult to handle. Due to funeral costs and other expenses that may result from the incident, the family of the victim may wish to look into their legal options for pursuing compensation for damages permitted under Ohio law.
Source: wkbn.com, “Columbus woman killed in bus stop accident“, Aug. 13, 2015