A 28-year-old Fairborn resident was recently killed in a car accident. The Ohio investigators initially suspect an 80-year-old woman to be at fault for the collision. It is not clear at this time whether the woman will receive a citation or a criminal charge.
Shortly before 6 p.m., police officers and emergency responders were dispatched to a mobile home park in Clark County. The officers suspect that the woman was attempting to turn left into the mobile home park, which is her place of residence. However, the officers believe that the woman failed to yield before making her left turn, which placed her vehicle in the way of oncoming traffic.
The driver of the pickup truck seemed to have attempted to avoid a collision, but it was too late. The force of the crash caused the truck to roll, and it partially ejected the driver. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries. The investigation continues, and the woman has not yet been cited for the crash.
Regardless of whether the woman will face any type of criminal charge for the collision, the family of the Ohio man who lost his life in the crash may choose to pursue wrongful death litigation against the woman. If the suit is successful, then the family may receive monetary compensation for applicable damages, such as loss of companionship and mental anguish. In addition, they will likely receive compensation for the man’s end-of-life expenses and lost future earnings.
Source: whio.com, “1 killed, 1 hurt in Clark County car-truck crash“, May 7, 2015