Even the most attentive, experienced driver cannot always predict what another motorist will do. Common advice says to expect the unexpected, but that is not always possible when another motorist drives erratically. A fatal car accident that claimed the life of a 22-year-old Ohio woman recently is a sad illustration of the tragedy that can result.
The woman was a passenger in a car that was traveling on an Ohio highway. Another car apparently drove the wrong way onto an exit ramp, according to police reports. It then collided with the car carrying the woman and the driver of the car — which, presumably, neither person in the car was expecting and could therefore not react in time to avoid.
The woman suffered serious injuries in the collision. She was taken to an Ohio hospital for treatment. She later died there. An update on the driver’s condition, who was said in police reports to have suffered injuries, was not available at the time of this report.
The man thought responsible for the accident was arrested. He is facing several charges, including vehicular homicide. Charges that he was intoxicated at the time of the accident are pending.
While police complete their investigation, the family members of the woman who died in this fatal car accident are undoubtedly struggling to deal with her passing at such a young age. They retain the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the man who was allegedly responsible. A successfully litigated claim could provide the means to pay any medical bills and other end-of-life expenses they may be facing.
Source: newsnet5.com, “Passenger killed in I-480 wrong way crash“, , April 6, 2014