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A serious car accident can take place in the blink of an eye. An individual may think that he or she is traveling safely when the actions of another driver puts him or her in harm’s way. Unfortunately, situations like this can cause a fatal accident, and loved ones of the victim may begin considering their legal options.

The family of one Ohio resident may be taking such action after a recent fatal crash. It was reported that a tanker truck had been stopped on the roadway, waiting for a school bus to make a turn. While stopped, the tanker was hit from behind by a second truck. This crash caused the second truck to move into the opposite lanes of travel and collide with a minivan. It is unclear whether the school bus was involved in the crash, but it was noted that the individuals on board were uninjured. 

The situation unfortunately resulted in the driver of the minivan suffering fatal injuries. The driver of the tanker truck suffered minor injuries and was transported from the scene for treatment. It was not mentioned whether the second truck driver was injured. At the time of the report, the fatal crash was still under investigation.

When a fatal accident such as this one takes place, the family members of the victim likely want a better understanding of exactly what occurred. Once the investigation is concluded, they may be able to find answers. In the meantime, they may also want to explore their legal options. Affected family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault in order to pursue compensation for their loss, including all documented financial damages permitted under Ohio law.

Source: nbc24.com, “US 6 open again following fatal early morning wreck“, Christopher Burns, July 13, 2015